Maanda Giizhiigak (This Day)

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08 Maanda Giizhigak by Swamp

Originally written by Frank Bartley and translated by Howard Kimewon. You can hear Frank’s original work under Men’s Traditional Songs. This version adapted and sung by local women’s hand drum group, Miskwaasining Nagamojig (Swamp Singers)

 

Yaaa way yaa weyo weyo weyo
Yaaa way yaa weyo weyo weyoooo

Mii noongwa maanda maadseg
This day that starts
Wey weya hey wey weyo
Noongwa maanda giizhiigak maamwidooying
This is the day that we all come together
Weya heyo
Weya wey haa wey
Weya weya ho aweyo weya heyo