Bear Fox
2010
Bear Fox

Story

From The 2010 Album "Rich Girl" By Bear Fox

Lyrics

Ohenton Karihwatekwen Karenna (Opening Address Song)

(O hun doon  Gaw lee wuh deh kwun  gaw lun nuh)

( Phonetically written how it is pronounced in English)

Written by Theresa “Bear” Fox 2010

Chorus:

(Repeat  2 times)

Kwah io ianereh  (Very beautiful)

(Gwah yo yaw ne leh )

Kwah io ianereh (Very beautiful)

(Gwah yo yaw ne leh )

 

Teiethinonwaratons ne Onkweshon:a  ( we give our thanks to the People)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne Oon gweh soon ah)

Teiethinonwaratons ne Iekhenistenha Ohwentsia  (we give our thanks to Our Mother the Earth)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne yeh khe nee stun oh hon jaw)

Teiethinonwaratons ne Ohnekashon:a (We give our thanks to the Waters)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne Oh neh gaw soon aw)

Tho niion ton hak ne on kwa ni konhra (So be it our minds are together)

(toh nee yoon doon huk ne oon gwah nee goon law)

(Repeat Chorus 4 times)

Teiethinonwaratons ne Kentsionshon:a  (We give our thanks to the fish)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne gun joon soon ah)

Teiethinonwaratons ne Kahihshon:a  (We give our thanks to the fruits)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne gaw hee soon ah)

Teiethinonwaratons ne Ohonteshon:a (We give our thanks to the grass)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne o hoon deh soon ah)

Tho niion ton hak ne on kwa ni konhra (So be it our minds are together)

(toh nee yoon doon huk ne oon gwah nee goon law)

(Repeat Chorus 4 times)

Teiethinonwaratons ne Otsinonwashon:a  (We give our thanks to the insects)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne O jee noon wah soon aw)

Teiethinonweratons ne Ononhkwashon:a  (we give our thanks to the medicines)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne O noon kwuh soon aw)

Teiethinonweratons ne Otera’shon:a  (We give our thanks to the roots)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne oh deh law soon ah)

Tho niion ton hak ne on kwa ni konhra (So be it our minds are together)

(toh nee yoon doon huk ne oon gwah nee goon law)

(Repeat Chorus 4 times)

Teiethinonwaratons ne Kaienthosera  (We give our thanks to the foods)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne gaw yun thoh seh law)

Teiethinonwaratons ne Kontiriio  (We give thanks to the animals)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne goon dee lee yo)

Teiethinonwaratons ne okwire’shon:a  (We give thanks to the trees)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne o gwee leh soon aw)

Tho niion ton hak ne on kwa ni konhra (So be it our minds are together)

(toh nee yoon doon huk ne oon gwah nee goon law)

(Repeat Chorus 4 times)

 

Teiethinonwaratons ne o tsi ten o kon:a  (We give our thanks to the birds)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne o jee dun o goon aw)

Teiethinonwaratons ne Ratiweras   (We give our thanks to the thunders)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne law dee weh luhs)

Teiethinonwaratons ne Ka ie ri nikawerake  (We give thanks to the  four winds)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne gaw yeh lee nee gaw weh law geh)

Tho niion ton hak ne on kwa ni konhra (So be it our minds are together)

(toh nee yoon doon huk ne oon gwah nee goon law)

(Repeat Chorus 4 times)

Shonkwatsi :a Kiokhen ne kha karakwa  (Our Elder brother the Sun)

{Soon gwah jee a gyoh kun neh khaw gaw luh gwa)

Ie thi so tha ahsontha nehka karah kwa (Our Grandmother Moon)

(yeh tea so taw ah soon tuh ne kuh gaw luh gwa)

Teiethinonwaratons ne otsistohnonkwa shon:a  (We give thanks to the Stars)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne o jeesto noon kwuh soon aw)

Tho niion ton hak ne on kwa ni konhra (So be it our minds are together)

(toh nee yoon doon huk ne oon gwah nee goon law)

(Repeat Chorus 4 times)

Teiethinonwaratons ne Ka ie ri niion kwe ta ke (We give thanks to the four messengers)

(deh yeh tea noon wah law doons ne gaw yeh lee nee yoon gweh duh geh)





Ten tshi tenonwaratons ne Shonkwaia’tishon  (We give thanks to our Creator)

(dun chee deh noon we law doons neh soon gwie yuh dee zoon)

Kwah tsi io ianereh Ohnahoten rohshon  (So beautiful what he has created)

(Gwuh jee yo yah neh leh o naw ho dun low sohn)

Tho niion ton hak ne on kwa ni konhra (So be it our minds are together)

(toh nee yoon doon huk ne oon gwah nee goon law)

(Repeat Chorus 4 times)





























Theresa "Bear" Fox
2016
Theresa "Bear" Fox

Story

From The 2010 Album "Rich Girl" and also found on the 2016 Album "Gifts" By Bear Fox

Lyrics

Sky World  

2005  

Written by Theresa “Bear” Fox

Mohawk translation aided by Kaweienonni Cook - Peters

 

Skennikonhra Tewaton tanon iethiiehiarak ne ronatohetston

( skun nee goon law- dewadoon- dawnoon-  yeh tea yeh hyaw luck- neh- low naw doe hits doon)

Lets put our minds together as one and remember those who have passed on

Teiethinonweraton ne akwekon skennen skennen akenhak

(de yeh tea noon we law doon – neh – aw gweh goon- skun nun – skun nun -aw gun huk)

We give thanks that they are living in peace

Ne karonhiakeronon

(Ne – gaw loon hyaw geh low noon)

In the sky where they live

 

Io ha io ha io ho we ia

Ha na  io ha io ho we ia

Skennen akenhak ne karonhiakeronon

(skun nun -aw gun huk – ne -  gaw loon hyaw geh low noon)

Living in peace in the Sky World

 

Let’s put our minds together as one

And remember those who have passed on to the sky world

Their life duties are complete they are living peacefully

In the sky world, in the sky world

They will never be forgotten, no more pain, no more suffering

In the Sky World , In the Sky World.

Ha io ho we iaa

Ha na io ho we ia he

Io ha io ha io ho we ia

Ha na io ho we ia he

Ha io ha io ho we ia

Ha na io haioho we ia

Iooho we ia

We ha na io ho we ia he

Their life duties are complete

They are living peacefully

In the Sky World

In the Sky World

Kontiwennenhawi
2012
Kontiwennenhawi

Story

WATER SONG - Mohawk and English
Written by Theresa "Bear" Fox

From "Tsionatawesen"

Lyrics

Ionkwanoronhkwa Ohneka (we love water)
Ionkwanoronhkwa Ohneka
Kahnekaronnion mmmmm(all types of water)
Kahnekanoron mmmm(water is precious)
Kainawiia heiah

Yoon gwa no loon gwa(we love)
Oh ne gaw(water)
Yoon gwa no loon gwa (we love)
Oh ne gaw(water)
Gah ne gaw loonyoon mmmm(all types of water)
Gah ne gaw no loon mmmmmm(precious water)
Guy naw wee yaw heh yaw

(No words-we call it lala)

Kahnekaronnion mmmmm
Kahnekanoron mmmm
Kainawiia heiah

Gah ne gaw loonyoon mmmm(all types of water)
Gah ne gaw no loon mmmmmm(precious water)
Guy naw wee yaw heh

Bear Fox
2016
Bear Fox

Lyrics

Our Precious Mothers

Written by Theresa “Bear” Fox

2005

Oh my mother I’m so sorry for the pain that you been through

But now that I’m older and I am wiser, I’m going to take good care of you

I’m so sorry for the times that I did not show respect

And I allowed myself and others to put our problems upon you back

Chorus:

Yo ha yo ho weh ya he ya yo ha yo ho weh ya he

Yo ha yo ho weh ya he ya yo ha yo weh ya he

Yo ha yo ho weh ya he

When I see a starlit night, I seek the one that shines real bright

Then I think about you mother and I hope that your alright

I finally opened up my eyes , and I’ve come to realize

I appreciate your guidance and I’m glad you’re in my life

Repeat Chorus

Oh Mother Earth we’re so sorry for the pain that you’ve been through

But now that we are older and we are wiser, we are going to take good care of you

We are so sorry for the times that we did not  show respect

and we allowed ourselves and othersTo put our garbage on our turtle’s back.

Repeat Chorus

We know that you are trying to continue to provide

For all your children you take care of , you’re trying hard to help us survive

We are the Onkwehonwe we are the caretakers of the earth

 

We must  take care of our life sustainers, our precious mothers who gave us birth.

Repeat Chorus

When I see a starlit night

I seek the one that shines real bright

Then I think  of our precious  mothers , and I hope that they’re alright

Bear Fox
Bear Fox

Story

From The 2010 Album "Rich Girl" and the 2016 Album "Gifts" By Bear Fox

Lyrics

Four Beings - Kaieri Niionkwetake

                              (Gaw yeh lee-  nee yoon gweh daw geh)

Written by Theresa “Bear” Fox

Mohawk translation aided by Kawennahente Cook

2005

Kaieri Niionkwetake

(Gaw yeh lee-  nee yoon gweh daw geh)

The four beings (messengers)

Enwaton ken enhskwaienawaseh

(Un wa doon gun – un skwah yeh naw wa zeh)

Can you please help me

Sheiatanonnah ne Akwatsireh

(Say yaw daw noon naw - ne  - aw kwah jee leh)

Watch over my family

Enwaton ken enhskwaienawaseh

(Un wa doon gun – un skwah yeh naw wa zeh)

Can you please help me

Io ho Io ho

Ha na io ho weh ia heh

Io ho io ho

Ha na io ho weh ia heh

Io ha io ho io haio ho ha na io ho weh ia heh

Io ho ha na io ho weh ia heh

Repeat from above