Overpass Light Brigade

Overpass Light Brigade – Ishpaa’ii’waaskone’aazhogan

Ojibwe.net has been working with the Overpass Light Brigade to get the word out about issues related to the connection between the health of the land and the health of the people. Recently they created a light show of phrases and translated a famous Pete Seeger tune about song about non-violent civil action, We Shall Overcome.

Learn more about the Overpass Light Brigade at http://overpasslightbrigade.org

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The phrases:

Gego googiibike
Don’t dive into the metal

Minobimaadizi
Live well

Zongide’en
Be Brave

Debwetaan
Believe

 
The song:

We Shall Overcome

Gi da maashkogaabowmin – We shall overcome
Gi da maashkogaabowmin
Gi da maashkogaabowmin ingoding
Indenendamide’e debwetaamaan
Gi da maashkogaabowmin

Gi da minobimaadizimin – We shall live a good life
Gi da minobimaadizimin
Gi da minobimaadizimin ingoding
Indenendamide’e debwetaamaan
Gi da minobimaadizimin

Gaawiin nigoshisiiaananig – We are not afraid
Gaawiin nigoshisiiaananig
Gaawiin nigoshisiiaananig noongwa oma
Indenendamide’e debwetaamaan
Gaawiin nigoshisiiaananig

Gi da waanakimin bi aayaaying – We shall live in peace
Gi da waanakimin bi aayaaying
Gi da waanakimin gakina agwajing
Indenendamide’e debwetaamaan
Gi da waanakimin bi aayaaying