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Nanabozho Sings Round Dance

January 5, 2016

by Geraldine King

 

*Nanabozho steps up to mic and starts drumming softly*

*clears throat*

*winks at head lady dancer*

*Her toothless kokum winks back*

*drumming intensifies*

Wey heyAAAA wa hey yaa yoo

Wey heyAAAA wa hey yaa yoo

Hey ya yoo-oo we heya

Hey ya yoo-oo we heya – ooo

Oh my darling Sky Wo-ma-an

Y U NO answer my textz, weyo

I know you’re on your pho-oone

Coz I saw you ‘like’ 23 pics on Insta-graa-am

 

Hey ya yoo-oo we heya – ooo

Wey heyAAAA wa hey yaa yoo

Wey heyAAAA wa hey yaa yoo

Hey ya yoo-oo we heya

Hey ya yoo-oo we heya – ooo

 

Oh my sweet shkabesaabe kwe-eeh!

I searched for you in the bush

I looked for you at bingo, weyo

But all along you were on Facebook

Hey ya yoo-oo we heya – ooo

 

Wey heyAAAA wa hey yaa yoo

Wey heyAAAA wa hey yaa yoo

Hey ya yoo-oo we heya

Hey ya yoo-oo we heya – ooo

 

Oh hello my lovely Indian wii-iife, weyo

I was just kidding about those other gii-iirls

You are my one and only, my fried baloney

…HOWAH! PUT DOWN THAT FRYING PAN!

Oweee oooh ahhhhh hey oh oh no no-ooo!

 


Geraldine King is Anishinaabekwe from Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay First Nation). Geraldine is a Master’s student in the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria where her primary research interests are centred on Indigenous erotica as viable resurgent governance praxis. Geraldine is the Managing Editor of Intercontinental Cry Magazine, a publication of the Centre for World Indigenous Studies.

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