Ohnekanus Nibi (Water)

Waasse Williams and Naeli Valerine

Waasse Williams and Naeli Valerine

Oneida-Ojibwe

Sung by Waasse Williams, Naeli Valerine and Margaret Noodin.

This song was created by students who worked with Renee Pfaller, Milwaukee Indian Community School Oneida Instructor and Margaret Noodin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Anishinaabemowin Instructor. The girls wanted to sing about Spring and the rain and their Native pride.

 

Ukwehuwe ni’i
Oneida I am

Loganolo
It is raining

Loganolese
really raining

Yoyanole ohnekanus
It is good the water

Anishinaabe nd’aaw
Anishinaabe I am

gimewon
it is raining

chigimewon
really raining

minogame nibi
It is good the water