Category Archives: Songs in Cree

kîspin kisâkihin / If you love me…

“If you love me, come kiss me right away!” A big smooch to Arok Wolvengrey for posting the text of this well-loved classic on Facebook – with line-by-line translation. I know that it’s cute and people always laugh, but with Arok’s translation, I … Continue reading

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kahkiyaw êkwa!

Sung to the tune of “Guantanamera”: Happy Earth Day from Solomon Ratt. kahkiyaw êkwa! Everybody now! (Click here to sing along!) kanawâpahta, kanawâpahta! kanawâpahta, kanawâpahta! miyonâkwa kitaskînaw, kwayask miyonâkwa kitaskînaw, mah-miyonâkwan, mah-miyonâkwa. Look at it, look at it! Look at … Continue reading

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Bannock Boogie! Come eat bannock!

A great shot of energy from Art Napoleon and friends – and a probable theme song for Winnipeg’s Althea “Got Bannock?” Guiboche, celebrating her First Anniversary serving bannock to the homeless on the cold streets of Winnipeg. Art’s dialect is … Continue reading

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Neil Young’s Pocahontas – via Art Napoleon, in Cree

And if that’s not cool enough, how about the fact that I found this link on David Suzuki’s Facebook page? miywâsin! Wonder who’s going to volunter to transcribe it now in SRO! Neil Young – Pocahontas Lyrics Aurora borealis The … Continue reading

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Cree Honour Song by Randy Wood, arr. Kirsten Wood

Click here for Youtube Video with Vancouver Peace Choir. 

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Winston Wuttunee: Ninêstosin

At the recent NCI-FM “NCI Jam” Winston Wuttunee performed his classic favourite Ninêstosin along with singers and dancers from Winnipeg’s Aboriginal School of Dance. Clearly from this backstage rehearsal photo, none of them were tired yet! Click here to play a … Continue reading

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Tyrone Tootoosis, Sr. on the Treaty Six Flag

“Facelifted” from Tyrone Tootoosis Sr., September 10, 2013. Tyrone writes: Earlier this year, the University of Saskatchewan President’s Office requested that I compose a brief summary of the meaning and significance of the Treaty Six flag and that I serve … Continue reading

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