Feb 122013
 

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OJIBWAY COUNTRY – ANCESTRAL HOME OF ONE OF CANADA’S NATIVE TRIBES

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Ojibway country the land of the tree
Brave wild and rugged, cold and so free
Though I will claim you, I cannot tame you
So sang the trapper, the miner, the mapper
So sang the many who came by this way

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Superior country your mystery calls me
Time cannot date you, men cannot own
The cold winter weather will bind us together
Sang the railroader, the logger, the loader
So sang the many who made it their home

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What kind of man will come to this country
To bear the discomfort and challenge his brain
For it will take him, shake him, remake him
So sang the schemer, the poet, the dreamer
So sang the many who gave it their name

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What kind of dreams provoke us to wander

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When is the dreaming too late for us all
No rhyme can reason the time or the season

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So sang the trapper, the miner, the mapper
And the railroader, the logger, the loader
So sang the schemer, the poet, the dreamer
So sang the many who answered the call

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OJIBWE TWO SPIRITED PEOPLE:

A direct translation of the Ojibwe term, Niizh manidoowag, “two-spirited” or “two-spirit” is usually used to indicate a person whose body simultaneously houses a masculine spirit and a feminine spirit.

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The people are very proud of their heritage and who they are personally. Two Spirit people have faced discrimination on two levels, racial and sexual, many from within their own tribes.

  5 Responses to “Ojibway Country – Lyrics and Pictures”

  1. Is any one out there who has the film: Ojibway country ” Noth of Lake Superior” This was played in the imax at Ontario Place in the 70th.
    A wonderfull powerfull film!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Pl.,if you have, contact me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hi Al:
      As a long time immigrant to Ontario, I really treasured the history of the immigrants in the film Ojibway country. My mom and myself saw it numerous times at Ontario Place, in Toronto. I have never seen it on IMax anywhere. You might want to contact Ontario Place and find out who put the movie out…I know it was an Imax production.
      Fab movie. If you find it, and I’ll search too, we’ll share the info. The Discovery Channel has many IMax movies..another place to research. I am not sure if the film every came out as a non-Imax.
      It should be released on DVD. Thanks for writing in, Al.

  2. Hey, thanks for the article post. Really Cool.

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