Kistahpinanihk

KISTAHPINANIHK

Kayas, a long long time ago
Where the North Saskatchewan River flows
The Cree came here with strength and grace
And named this land the meeting place

Kistahpinanihk, the meeting place
Tansi, astumik
Ote-Kistahpinanihk

From north and south and east and west
They’d come to trade their very best
Hides and leather, fur and lace
And then they’d leave without a trace

Then came the Metis by cart and ox
Who settled on their river lots
They broke the land and shared the space
And met the government face to face

People still come from near and far
They come by truck and bus and car
So hurry, get up and wash your face!
And meet us at the meeting place