Ohenton Karihwatekwen Karenna (Opening Address Song) [feat. Lawrence Laughing]

06:07
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)