Rock People (Yaqan Nukiy)

from by Norine Braun



Rock People (Yaqan Nukiy)

We’ve been walking through the marsh all day
On the path to where the rock stands great
Climb aboard into a sturgeon’s nose
In the yaqsuʔmiǂ we’ll float on home

Rock people oh they see
And speak languages three
Legends of kindness told
River being’s skin shed cold

The hills he gifted his shape
His tears filled the blue lakes

We come from an opening in the underground
On the eastern Rocky Mountain range
Told by the keepers of the story line
Circles notched on their elk horn canes

Following Sun Dance we moved on down
Made our lodges for prayers beside camps in the round

Tule covered teepees and the bulrush down
Make a soft pillow for my head
Moss from the treetops, makes a filling bread
Kokanee with duck and the berries red

Rock people oh they see…. Yaqan Nukiy oh they see
©Norine Braun SOCAN 2016 All Rights Reserved.


from Gone To The Spirits, released June 3, 2016
Words and Music By Norine Braun

Norine Braun: vocals, ukulele
Adam Popowitz: bass and lead guitar
Elliot Polsky: drums
Alice Fraser: synth keys



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Norine Braun Vancouver, British Columbia

Her signature funky folk-blues sound simply cannot be matched. Best listened to as loud as your neighbours will tolerate. Abortmag

Her music sounds like the union of Nick Cave with Patti Smith & City and Colour deep in the Canadian forests.

An imaginative display of fine musicianship, potent vocals and heartfelt lyrics, talent like hers doesn't exactly come around too often. Music Emission
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