Anishinaabekwe, the Daughters,
You are the keepers of the water.

I am Nibi... water.. the sacred source,
the blood of Aki, Mother Earth,
the force filling dry seeds to great bursting.



I am the wombs cradle.
I purify.

Nibi, the lifegiver, forever the Circle's charge
I have coursed through our Mother's veins.
Now hear my sorrow and my pain
in the river's rush, the rain.

I am your grandchildren's drink.
Listen, Daughters, always.

You are the keepers of the water.
Hear my cry, for the springs flow darkly now
through the heart of Aki.