Nakweshkodaadiidaa Ekoobiiyag [Let's Meet Up by the Water]

by Christy B., Kaz Clever, Knoxx

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The Aadizookaan shares another spirit of the story and we cover our sacred gift of water, and Anishinaabe education with music, arts, and culture.

A water ceremony will be held in Flint, MI to honor and respect our water. As indigenous People, we know that all parts of our land are sacred. The lifeblood of this earth is the water that flows through our land. As such, we are responsible for ensuring that water is cared for through our traditional ways. Please join us on April 16th, 2016 to honor and show respect to our water.

Grandmother Josephine Mandarin, Led Mother Earth Water Walker
Patricia Shawanoo, Unity, First Nations Consultant
Mona Stonefish, Grandmother & Ogichidaa Kwe
William Vanderrgrift, pipe carrier
Frank Ettawgeshik, Executive Director United Tribes MI
Sturgeon Bay Singers

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Organizer, Theresa Chingwa, 231-330-5317
Facebook ?s, Don Lyons 517-204-0274 / lyonsdon@gmail.com
Water Donation Questions, Joanne Carey, 231-330-5901
Canada, Patricia Shawanoo, 226-349-1241

EVENT:
11am-4pm, by the flint river
U of M-Flint
William S. White Building (outside)
509 Harrison St., Flint, MI 48502
LINK: www.facebook.com/events/1700429336906430/

Nakweshkodaadiidaa Ekoobiiyag [Let's Meet Up by the Water] - Call To Action

lyrics

[match spark to light sage]



MONICA LEWIS PATRICK POETRY:
Let me tell you something else:
If anybody has been telling you in Detroit that you are actually a conspiracy theorist,
That you really don’t know what you’re talking about
Well this privatization agenda that came and was birthed through emergency management
Let me connect the dots very quickly.
Guess who is privatizing the internal operations of DWSD [Detroit Water & Sewage Department]
Veolia.
Guess what also Veolia has done?
Veolia advised that Flint could drink poison water.
Guess what else Veolia has done?
Veolia has its hands in the privatization of the school bussing for the city of Detroit.
Also what else Veolia has done…
They have their hands in the M1 rail
So if you think that this is not connected to a global agenda to privatize transportation, employment, jobs, water, assets…
You have deceived yourself.



[match spark to light sage]



CHRISTY SINGING:
[Let's Meet Up by the Water]
Nakweshkodaadiidaa Ekoobiiyag
[Let's Meet Up by the Water]
Nakweshkodaadiidaa Ekoobiiyag



KNOXX RAP:
bruce lee told me how to be like the water
hold down the fire cuz the team go harder
i overstated this rage, cuz we gotta flip the pain
and i know its hard to explain, cuz of colonized brains

trust me

_ _i want to tear this boy down too
we fighting state violence, so come walk in these shoes
polluting the original pools of life by fools
who never studied of what to do, so humanities lose,
its trife

bring your cousin, your sister, your uncle, and your grannie
your brother, niece, nephew, momma, daddy, grandpa and auntie
thats native families, with native families
fulfilling a destiny of all my relations water walking right next to me



CHRISTY SINGING:
[Let's Meet Up by the Water]
Nakweshkodaadiidaa Ekoobiiyag
[Let's Meet Up by the Water]
Nakweshkodaadiidaa Ekoobiiyag



ZAIRE RAP:
they selling lies real quick
shoot yourself in the throat then die real quick
my analysis is that we sick
they manage us with murder sipping water from a ditch
ill admit
your tactics full of queen stealing chess moves but
436 wasn’t the best move
they preach like they all for us
but u the reason that the water aint safe aw lord
i aint from flint but I’m sick too
cause my peers aint appearing in your mental
the symptoms of a lead poisoning
product caused profit to rocket the law
abolished our options so whats next...



MONICA LEWIS PATRICK POETRY:
Wow, environmental racism.
Well if you didn’t know you’re sitting in it.
You’re sittin in it.

Detroit and Flint are the results of environmental racism by the use of the weapon of emergency management to deny voting rights,
to carve up pension funds,
to bust up unions,
to comandere public education,
to take over the public asset of DWSD,
to then carve it up and then sell it off and spend it off into the Great Lakes Water Authority,
then to decide that the people of Flint because they just poor, and they black, and they white, and they’re Hispanic and native and don’t nobody give a dog.

Tell you what we going to do, then we’re going to impose bond debt on you, create another system called KWA, because guess what yall.. The governor and the State attorney general have a plan after they’re all out of office to create a fracking business that runs parallel to the Great Lakes Water Authority.



people versus pockets evil lurking stop it
people versus pockets evil lurking stop it
people versus pockets evil lurking stop it
people versus pockets evil lurking stop it



KNOXX RAP:
and now its
green light, the times up
the people keep rising up
birds flock together,
so its eagles from the feathers
going deep in the river
women sing for the water
and we breathe in alotta problems
exhaling good karma



ZAIRE RAP:
iant mean to
but i know we need to
i know what this leads to
i know where the light goes they want it to leave you
i just need to speak through the speaker to reach u
we need u i know u hear the water call



people versus pockets evil lurking stop it (4x)
people versus pockets evil lurking stop it (4x)
people versus pockets evil lurking stop it (4x)
people versus pockets evil lurking stop it (4x)



CHRISTY SINGING:
[Let's Meet Up by the Water]
Nakweshkodaadiidaa Ekoobiiyag
[Let's Meet Up by the Water]
Nakweshkodaadiidaa Ekoobiiyag



MONICA LEWIS PATRICK POETRY:
But also in the city of Flint and all across Michigan,
Those women organized themselves.
We are not waiting on anyone to rescue us.
Because we are beloved,
Because we are women,
And I don’t care what anybody says, yall put the word out,
Women are organizing right now to unite ourselves & put a march on this nation like they’ve never seen before.



CHRISTY SINGING:
[Let's Meet Up by the Water]
Nakweshkodaadiidaa Ekoobiiyag
[Let's Meet Up by the Water]
Nakweshkodaadiidaa Ekoobiiyag

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released April 7, 2016
music produced by Sacramento Knoxx
lyrics: Christy B., Knoxx, Monica Lewis Patrick, Kaz Clever
cover art by: Eye Breathe Design

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