Kamloops Round Dance

Awakening-Cover

Kamloops Round Dance

Original melody and vocables by Spirit Wind featuring Brenda MacIntyre on the "Awakening" CD. Note from the original songwriters: The rhythm of this round dance song mirrors our heartbeat, connecting us to our selves, Mother Earth and each other. This song connects us to our childhood homes.

Anishinaabe lyrics and singing by local women’s hand drum group, Miskwaasining Nagamojig (Swamp Singers)

 
Lead:

Ya heya heya way heyo

Ya heya heya way heyo
Ya heya heya way heyo
Ya heya heya way hey ya heyo
Ya heya heya way hey ya heyo
Shkaakaamikwe g’gikenmaanaa

Mother Earth we know her
Shkaakaamikwe g’gikenmaanaa

Mother Earth we know her
Shkaakaamikwe g’gikenmaanaa

Mother Earth we know her
G’gikenmaagonaan pii nagamoyaang

She knows us when we sing
G’gikenmaagonaan pii nagamoyaang

She knows us when we sing