*


The Artist: Cris Derksen

The Community: Couchiching First Nation, ON


.

About Cris Derksen

Cris Derksen is a rising star on the Canadian world/classical/folk/electronica scenes. The award-winning Aboriginal cellist is known for building layers of sound into captivating performances. Her music braids the traditional and contemporary in multiple dimensions, weaving her traditional classical training and her aboriginal ancestry with new school electronics, creating genre defying music.

Cris originally comes from Northern Alberta. There is a line of chiefs from North Tall Cree reserve on her father’s side and a line of strong Mennonite homesteaders on her mother’s side.
.

Nindoonjii – Mack Sickz


(Chorus)

Waanitaawongong nindoonjii mayn, Waanitaawongong nindoonjii mayn

Couchiching is where I stay and I represent our nation everyday //

(x2)

(Verse)

Boozhoo, Biitewebines Indigo – that’s how I introduce myself everywhere I go

Ogiishkamunsii Nindodem – that’s my clan and that’s who I am //

Aniin ishpimiing? – If you ask me I’m chilling

Walking down the street with my headphones on – Please leave me alone ‘cause I’m in my zone //

Ain’t nobody wanna see me balling, everybody wanna see me falling

If I make any money then I’m giving it back ‘cause I don’t need anything I make from rap //

I do this for my people, ‘cause there’s no cure for evil

This land right here is sacred, you got to cross me if you plan to take it //

(Chorus)

Waanitaawongong nindoonjii mayn, Waanitaawongong nindoonjii mayn

Couchiching is where I stay and I represent our nation everyday //

(x2)