kitaskinaw: Art Napoleon (Northern y-dialect)

Thanks, Art, for letting us share this feel-good song about connection to “Our land” and its beauty. Thanks for providing transcription, too, for those of us who love to sing along. 

kitaskînaw*
wâcistakâc kiyânaw
miywâsin kitaskînaw
kitimâkinaw kikâwînaw
miywâsin ôma kitaskînaw

vocables & instrumental

tâpwê kiyânaw
miywâsin kitaskînaw
nâkatêyim kikâwînaw
nâkatêyihta ôma kitaskînaw**

(* Note that the transcription corrects a couple of minor grammatical errors in the recording). 

(** Art says: “This should properly be an inanimate form: ‘nâkatihta ôma kitaskînaw,’ but I took artistic license to use an animate form here, as we do in many of our prayers”).

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