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UPCOMING EVENTS WITH EVAN PRITCHARD

Updated 30 May 2021
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Center for Algonquin Culture, PO Box 259 Rosendale NY 12472 (845) 377-1110

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NATURAL STATE "UNIVERSITY"
(Not an accredited institution)
Educational Outreach Project of Center for Algonquin Culture
in Times of Covid 19

2021 SPRING SCHEUDLE OF CLASSES/WORKSHOPS 7 pm THURSDAYS
All classes led by author Evan Pritchard (Mi'kmaq)
We rely on your donations to keep our virtual doors open, $20.21 per class is suggested.
Donate via paypal using email address option, then use evan.pritchard7@gmail.com
OR: Make check (to Evan Pritchard) and send to
Evan Pritchard PO Box 259, Rosendale NY 12472
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89576147481?pwd=cG1mVXMrRWNEdE1SQjBoZkQ1QVYwUT09
Meeting ID: 895 7614 7481
Passcode: Chipmunk


[Scroll down the page to see previous Events, Workshops, and Podcasts!]


Sunday, May 30th, 2021: 3 pm live event!

The Stone Wall Story: Public proclamation regarding newly discovered stone quarry and projectile cache, featuring author and ancient stonework enthusiast, Matt Bua. Evan Pritchard will speak on the river-like fluidity of the Mohicans of the 1600s.
Location: Awakened Rip Sculpture (Rip Van Winkle monument) Corner of Summit Avenue and Main Street in the village of Catskill NY. Preceded by lectures by ancient stone work enthusiast, Matt Bua Wednesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 27th 6-7 pm at Catskill Public Library, 1 Franklin Street, Catskill, NY. For more info, contact Cassidy A. Maze info@campnow.biz (518)416-2261

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021: WEBINAR: Finding Our Place in the Universe 7 to 10 pm;
pre-registration encouraged, $25. This zoomcast webinar will offer a number of different pathways we can follow to find our place in the universe, and rediscover who we are, where we came from, and where we are going in this post-quarantine world. We can build a saner world if we tap into our innate intelligence. Once we restore the missing puzzle pieces regarding the earth-based wisdom of our region, all the tools we need are there before us, hiding in plain sight.

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021: 7 to 8:30 pm; Writing Is Becoming.
Live writers' workshop, outside with social distancing. Setup and social time at 6:30, class at 7. Sunset at 8:30 pm so we will need to start on time. $20 class fee. See poster for contact info or call Evan at (845)377-1110.

Thursday, June 10th, 2021: 10:30 am to noon, New Moon Seed Planting
Seed Song Farm, 160 Esopus Avenue, Esopus Landing, Kingston, NY

Thursday, June 10th, 2021: 7:30 pm to 10 pm "Dark of the Moon" Screening of "Mountain River; The Esopus Creek, Headwaters to the Hudson," a new film by Tobe Carey, featuring NSU's Evan Pritchard.
Free with pre-registration, Greenville Drive In Theater, 10700 Route 32 NY, Greenville, NY 10706. Contact Tobey at 657-2914 https://www.simpletix.com/e/mountain-river-free-screening-to-the-commu-tickets-70568

Sunday, June 13th, 2021: 4 to 6 pm; Virtual Performance of Faure Requiem by Ars Choralis.
Evan will present a prayer for the dead entirely in Mi'kmaq, with sub-titles in English; other prayers in other languages will also be presented, in conjunction with the performance of the Faure Requiem. Concert will be on Facebook, etc. For instructions and links log onto www.arschoralis.og.

Thursday, June 17th, 2021, 7-9 pm via zoom (same link as last semester) Summer session NSU 3, #1 We Are All Indigenous!
In this eye-opening workshop, Evan will discuss shamanistic beliefs and practices, and earth-based religious rites among the long-ago indigenous peoples of six European countries (details to follow) and discuss possible parallels to Native American practices today. In this way, participants of European descent can reawaken their own connection to Mother Earth, to find their place in the universe on a deeper level after quarantine.

Friday, June 18th, 2021, 10:30 Seed Song Farm planting of the two younger sisters, beans and squash. 160 Esopus Avenue, Esopus Landing, Kingston NY 12401

Sunday, June 20, 2021, 11 AM, to 4 pm. Summer Solstice Event,
ANA, Seed Song Farm, Neetopk Keetopk, in conjunction with Old Dutch Church. Seed Song Farm, 160 Ulster Avenue, Esoups Landing, Kingston NY.12401

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 6-7 pm live event! Mamakating, Place Where We Gather Under the Pines.
More Conversations on Local Native History with Author Evan Pritchard
Mamakating Library 128 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, NY 12790

Evan Pritchard will return to the Mamakating Library to further discuss his research on local history and culture., and field a few questions from the audience. A book and map signing will follow, including the new book Mapping Manahatouac. As we re-emerge from quarantine, looking to make a new start as a community, we may be asking ourselves "Where do we fit in?" "What is our proper place in this universe? In nature? In history?" Discussion will include questions from the general to the specific.

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 7-9 pm, live event!
No Word For Time, a book discussion, part of a series in High Falls, TBA.

Thursday, June 24th, 2021; 7 - 9 via zoom. (same link as last semester) Summer session NSU 3 #2 We Are All Indigenous part two, The Shamanic Roots of World Religions.

Friday, June 25th, 2021 through Sunday June 27th, 2021,
NACL 110 Highland Lakes Rd. Highland Lakes (on the Delaware) NY 12743; Experimental theater/ market/ gathering. For more info contact Tracy at (215)779-1147.

Thursday, July 1st, 2021: NSU 3 #3 7-9 via zoom, workshop Introduction to the Munsee Delaware Language.
Using the book Introduction to Lenape Words and Phrases the author will teach the Munsee language for beginners as taught to him by the late Munsee elder Beulah Timothy in 2000. As a follow-up to Herbs Are Verbs we will also discuss the descriptive names of animals in Algonquian languages.

Thursday, July 8th, 2021: NSU 3 #4 tba 7-9. "On the Street Where You Live."
Each workshop participant will be asked to identify two locations that have been significant in their lives, such as birth place, and most significant address, including town and street. We will discuss the Native American history of that place and what it might tell us about the future.

Saturday, July 10th, 2021: 1 pm, Unearthing the Early History of Lewisboro, NY.
A live talk with Evan Pritchard. Location TBA. For info contact Bobbe Stultz, bobbestultz@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021: Writing is Becoming.
Ssubject to change; please watch for further posts.

Thursday, July 15th, 2021: NSU 3 #5 7-9 Portages, Gateways to Native American history and to a Fossil Free Future.
A portage is a gap between two waterways that ancient canoers had to traverse with boats on their backs. Trails form along these routes that become major highways. In this workshop we will explore two types of portages, those with known histories, and those we can deduce from the study of maps. All are useful in expanding our awareness of where we can go even today without fossil fuels, using our kayaks and our feet in combination; a new/old way of self-empowermnent.

Saturday, July 17th, 2021, 1 pm. Past Lives Matter: Acknowledging the Indigenous Caretakers of the Land Currently Called Yorktown.
Outdoor lecture and book/map signing with Evan Pritchard, 1 to 3 pm tentative. Sponsored by Yorktownforjustice.org. Amawalk Quaker Meeting House, 2467 Quaker Church Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, contact trish@bin-15.com.

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021: NSU 3 #6 7-9 Islands of Fire.
For thousands of years, at least since the Golden Age of Clovis, Native Americans have used islands as rendezvous points, and even capitols of native nations and sachemdoms. Often, the crossing trails are still recognizable, and some are still state capitols today. What you can learn about islands will surprise you.

Saturday, July 24th, 2021: Book table and signings in the Seed Song Farm Store, 11 am to 4 pm.
(At the same time as Brass Roots Festival, details subject to change) Live event. Social distancing. Seed Song Farm, 160 Esopus Avenue, Esopus Landing, Kingston NY.

Thursday, July 29th, 2021: NSU 3 #7 7-9 Mi'kmaq Hieroglyphs as Keys to Understanding Shamanism in North America.
This workshop will be illustrated by a slide show with original depictions of the hieroglyphs in question. Evan will share both historical interpretations and his own insights as to what they might mean as objects of single-pointed meditation.

Thursday, August 5th, 2021: NSU 3 #8 7-9 The Doctrine of Discovery; What is It and How it Affects Our World Today.
Workshop via zoom, 7-9.

Saturday, August 7th, Sunday August 8th, 2021 Pocumtuck Homelands Festival.
Turners' Falls, on the Quinnehtukqut River, Unity Park, Greenfield, Mass. Tom Porter will be featured speaker. Evan will be available both days for book signings, including the new Mapping Manahatouac and other new titles and CDs. Free to the public.

Thursday, August 12th, 2021: NSU 3 #9 7-9 Our Brothers and Sisters the Plants:
We will discuss the many ways we get help from plants, focusing on three or four.

Thursday, August 19th, 2021: NSU 3 #10 7-9 Peace Starts From Within; The New Way of the Heron.
In this workshop we will discuss ways we can find serenity within ourselves even when dealing with unrest and conflict around us, and how we can employ that peace in smoothing out conflicts in the community. We will also discuss the Way of the Thunderbird and how it compares and contrasts with the Way of the Heron.

Thursday, August 26th, 2021: NSU 3 #11 7-9 Ask Chipmunk. In this workshop participants are invited to ask any questions they have about Native American culture and history, and also about every day spiritual problems that come up, including dream and sign interpretation, conflict resolution, Landkeeper sightings, etc. Bring your inquisitiveness.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021: NSU 3 #12 7-9 Making a Plan to be In the Now From Now On.
In this concluding workshop, we will let things fall gently together and review the material from the summer sessions, applying it to our everyday lives. We will open ourselves to oneness amid diversity, to simplicity amid the details, and to being here and now the best we know how. We will focus on finding our place in this new, not-yet defined post-quarantine universe, ever more in touch with the land and its teachings.

Thursday, September 9th, 2021: NO CLASSES

Friday, September 17th, 2021: Local history talk: Friends of Historic Rochester
Annual Meeting 7 to 8:30 pm Rochester Reformed Church, Rochester NY tba.

Wednesday, October 6th ,2021: Memorial Service for Reverend James Davis.

6 pm St. Gregory's Church, route 212 Woodstock, NY

Saturday, October 9th, 2021 1 pm tentative; Dennings Point from an Algonquin Perspective.
The River Exhibit Hall at Dennings Point, Beacon Rivers and Estuaries. Contact Asher Pacht for more information: apacht@clarkson.edu.

Sunday, Monday October 10th-11th, 2021 Indigenous Peoples Day(s)
To be announced.

Note: Additional topics can be explored on Tuesday night classes at 7 pm. Please continue to offer topic suggestions.

 

Chipmunk Lodge Tuesday "Taskforce" Classes
CL v 1 Mocassin Tracks Tues Jan 5th
RE 1 and 2 Re-envisioning the Land Jan 7th and Jan 8th
See Mama Nuchwe's Story Thurs Jan 14th NSU 2 #1
CL v #2 Way of the Heron in Manhattan Tues Jan 19th "The Talking Feather Circle Tutorial."
CL v #3 Writing is Becoming February 2nd, 2021 A Rabbit in the Woods (info on TchiMamus, Tatscatlapoca, Amy uses noun-verb noun verb pattern)
CL v 4 Writing is Becoming March 2nd

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/moccasintracksradio/episodes/2020-02-11T03_15_29-08_00

The above is a link to Moccasin Tracks radio show of Vermont, hosted by Deb Regger, interviewing Evan Pritchard on a variety of topics. The next live broadcast is Monday, March 16th, 2020, and will be archived at the above stem.


Evan performing songs from 1967 with rock guitar virtuoso Bruce Edwards.


PODCAST ARCHIVE:

[1] In this podcast from the radio interview on WGDR March 16 2020, Moccasin Tracks host Deb Reger welcomes back Algonquin Culture scholar, author, musician, and teacher Evan Pritchard, who
speaks about "The Way of The Heron", an Algonquin way of governance and conflict resolution, a way of living that is ancient but relevant in today's society. He also speaks to doing ritual when you are afraid and how simple rituals can be sacred because of understanding and bringing together the elements. Evan reminds us that we are on a cycle and to remember also the "unseen".

[2] A historian and researcher, Evan shares with us about a project he is working on to interpret very old recordings of Mi'kmaq songs from 1520. He speaks to an instrument made from ash wood that makes clacking sounds as the songs were sung probably for ceremony.
Reading from his new book "Red Head Band" a poem that he has been sharing at public readings rallies and concerts we are inspired! His concerts coming up this summer sound wonderful as he performs with other Native musicians and shares his talents and knowledge. Look for events on his webpage and appreciate his teachings as many know him fondly as Grandfather Chipmunk. Always a most interesting conversation with Evan Pritchard, Moccasin Tracks is most appreciative and honored to share this conversation with you here and on the syndicated Moccasin Tracks.

Re-Envisioning the Land (Jan 7 Webinar)

"Moccasin Tracks" interview on "Re-Envisioning the Land"

Charles Kelsey Jr. Walks On


From Center Director Evan Pritchard:

    "I knew Charlie for a number of his 90 years, and we always had fun. He made me feel like family. It was an honor to talk with him about the history of the Esopus Munsee Delaware, as I always felt the spirits of those ancestors around him. Now he is an ancestor.
    
About the time of his death(very early Christmas morning before dawn) I was at home talking to my son (also part Munsee) on the phone and a great tree fell outside my house that landed with such a resounding boom that it shook the house like an earthquake had hit. I said to my son Sage "DID YOU HEAR THAT? That's a sound I've never heard before in real life...just in movies. A great tree falling over in death." I told Sage that I was sure someone important had just died...that sound of the "timber" falling was a sign from spirit. Then fifteen minutes later the power went out, leaving me to meditate on the meaning of it all realizing it might be someone close to me. Days later I learned that grandpa Charlie had walked on, and I was shocked. I somehow thought he'd live forever, as he was always around at every gathering and always at Pine Hill's Native American festivals. (I had even sung a journey song at the funeral of a beloved Kelsey family cat 18 months earlier and it never occurred to me he might be next.) The great local chief Daniel Nimham was shot in the battle of Van Cortlandt Park at about 70 years of age, and was thought to have said "Let me like an old tree die here..." I know Charlie knew that quote, or at least of Chief Nimham, and it underscores the connection between a tree letting go and falling into the earth, and a great leader letting go of family and friends and returning to Mother Earth, for life to someday begin again. It was time for Charlie to let go."
    Soon after the funeral I learned that the Native American peacemaker Hank Adams, 77, had passed into the spirit world on Christmas Eve, just hours before Charlie. I never knew Mr. Adams, but he had a reputation as an effective negotiator and a great leader. Maybe a branch of that 70 foot long pine tree was for Hank Adams as well."

Native Visionary Hank Adams Walks On

Events Listing
The Landkeeper Newsletter, Center for Algonquin Culture/
Evan Pritchard ~ Tribal Harmony ~ Resonance Communications

 

PLEASE NOTE: WRITING IS BECOMING CLASS 7-9 PM TUESDAY MARCH 2nd ,2021. $20 per person. For more info email Evan.pritchard7@gmail.com. (separate zoom link)

1. NSU 2 #1 Mama Nuchwe's Story: The Woman Who Became Leader of the Esopus Confederacy;
Thursday, January 14th, 2021. Separate virtual gathering (free to the public) at 7 pm on Tuesday January 19th, 2021 on The 350th Anniversary of her Self Portrait/signing of the Niccols Treaty Renewal with England; with special guest speakers. Please contact Evan about other possible socially distant or remote events celebrating this historic moment.
(She is mentioned in the new book Mapping Manahatouac, $30, includes tax and priority shipping)

2. NSU 2 #2 Way of the Heron (Algonquin Peacemaking)
Thursday January 21st 2021 In further honoring of Mama Nuchwe, we continue on the topic of wise female leaders who practiced the art of peacemaking. Also: How the Algonquin teachings of nonviolence changed the life of Charles Thompson (and his friend Thomas Jefferson) Henry David Thoreau (and his friend Horace Greeley), Mohandas Gandhi (and his friend Pandit Nehru) Thaddeus Stevens (and his friend Abe Lincoln), Martin Luther King Jr (and his friend John Lewis) (Jan 18th is ML King Day) and how it can change yours. Book available The Way of the Heron $20 includes tax and priority shipping)

3. NSU 2 #3 Gifts of the Lenape
Thursday, January 28th, 2021 (Also The Bear's Birthday Party! 5th Annual Celebration) In addition to sharing ice cream and cake for all the bears born at the end of January (shared virtually, BYO cake) we will discuss numerous gifts that the "Lenape" nations have given us, almost none of which has been acknowledged. Evan's books on the Lenape include Lenape Indian Words and Phrases, Herbs Are Verbs (about Munsee language) Native New Yorkers, Westward Migrations (poetry but educational) Mapping Manahatouac, The Tappan, Keepers of the River Crossings, Double Dutched, Red Head Band, and others.

4. NSU 2 #4 Tobacco, Algonquin Gold
February 4th, 2021. In this workshop we will strive to cultivate the highest respect for the ceremonial use of tobacco as it is taught in Algonquin culture, treating it like gold. We apologize to the spirt of tobacco for the modern use of toxic chemicals in cigarettes, and mainly focus on its non-smoking uses. Tobacco will be offered to the groundhog and the bear, in gratitude for the return of the light, but also to Mother Earth herself. (No Word For Time is a good companion book, $30 includes tax and priority shipping)

5. NSU 2 #5 Eagles Know What to Do (They Celebrate Valentines Day too!)
February 11th 2021; Learn about how eagles invented Valentines' Day, and some of our courtship practices, and how much birds do for humans even if we are not paying attention. Recommended reading Bird Medicine, $28 includes tax and priority ship)

6. NSU 2 #6 Indians in George Washington's Closet
February 18th, 2021 (Washington's Birthday is February 22nd, 1742) Washington's relationship with Native Americans was doomed by his thirst for land and for a sovereign America free of invasion. New research suggests he maintained a good relationship with the Munsee Delaware and Oneida of the New York area his whole life. Open discussion.

7. NSU 2 #7 Sign Language-Praying With Your Hands

February 25rd , 2021 Evan will demonstrate both singing and speaking accompanied by native hand signs, including a giving of thanks.

8. NSU 2 #8 High Meditations, Algonquin Folk Beliefs about Altitude and The Power of Spirit.
Thursday, March 4th 2021 In this workshop we will march forth into the landscape of our imaginations and explore new heights from an Algonquin perspective in which altitude is mysteriously connected to spiritual awakening. We will also talk about Landkeepers, ancestral guardians of the land it is said occupy the high places.

9. NSU 2 #9 Tassiomancy Among the Algonquins (IE Tea Leaf Readings And Other Oracular Traditions)
Thursday, March 11th, 2021 In this workshop Evan will demonstrate tea leaf reading, tossing cowrie shells, tossing peach pits, reading bird signs (using his Bird Medicine Cards), and dice. He will also share stories of unexpected signs that turned out to be meaningful to him.

10. NSU 2 #10 A Dance of Balance Between Sun, Moon, Earth and Sky, Meditations on the equinox in Algonquin Traditions
Thursday March 18th, 2021 (and a nod to St Patrick) If anyone can balance an egg at noon and share a film clip in class they will get half off on their free will donation. We will also talk about the importance of shadows and alignments, although no dancing on tables permitted. (You may enjoy Out of Left Field, which talks about the Native American origins of baseball and astronomy as well. $20 includes tax and priority shipping)

11. NSU 2 #11 The Return of the Feathered Ones, NOTE CHANGE: (we will use bird cards instead of real birds)
Thursday March 25th 2021. We will go past Bird Medicine and explore new stories of encounters with the four strong birds, eagles, hawks, crows and owls. (Bird Medicine, book not required, $28 includes book, plus tax in NY State plus priority shipping)

12. NSU 2 #12 The Wisdom of the Fool, aka Ask Chipmunk You never know what will happen next.
Thursday April 1st, 2021. (April Fool's Day, y'all) We will cultivate the flexible, open minded state of surrendering to the moment (but not to the cavalry) not knowing what will happen next but being ready for it anyway… and being ready to laugh out loud. LOL. Bring a sense of humor and a watch because a fool is reborn every minute.

13. NSU 2 #13 Self Healing and Self Protection with the Help of Spirit Allies
Thursday April 8th 2021. When walking the medicine path, it is likely we will be expanded into new and unfamiliar terrain spiritually. We will need to be prepared, to be self-reliant and also know where we can get help in a fix.

14. NSU 2 #14 NOTE CHANGE: SACRED GEOMETRY AND ARCHITECTURE IN ALGONQUIN SOCIETY Thursday April 15th 2021. Evan will give a power-point lecture on sacred geometry in Algonquin spirituality and how it has inspired various forms of architecture and design in Algonquin society, and how these concepts might help modern artists and architects today find ways to incorporate spirituality into their designs. Based on a lecture given recently at Columbia University.

15. NSU 2 #15 For Earth Day: How To Think Like an Algonquin Thursday April 22nd, 2021. This whole semester could be called "how to think like an Algonquin" however this world view is most helpful in understanding and appreciating "mother earth," as she is spoken of in Algonquian languages and in fact.

16. NSU 2 #16 May Day; A Time of Unfoldment and Transformation Thursday April 29th, 2021 We will talk about the Seven Stages of Unfoldment in Algonquin Spiritual Traditions and how to unfold the soul like a flower. This is such a deep subject, Evan once did a four week series of sold out workshops at the New York Open Center on this topic. This is the short "locked down in the Catskills" version. Aspects of this are mentioned in Sacred Ways of Manitou, ($15 plus 9% tax NY State, plus $8.50 priority shipping)

17. NSU 2 #17 Connecting with the Heart of the Mother; A Day to Honor Mothers, but especially Mother Earth. Thursday May 6th, 2021. We will discuss the importance of mothers in native culture. We will make or renew our vows to love the earth as our mother so that we make better decisions concerning her wellbeing and that of seven generations to follow us. Bring loving stories about your own mother, or perhaps your mother's mother. A good companion book is Before the Heart Fell Open, a collection of original read-aloud poems, $10 plus priority ship)

18. NSU 2 # 18 Things Fall Together "Mah-wee-da-jik"
Thursday May 13th, 2021. We will talk about the little miracles that happen every day; perfectly natural, not "supernatural." In Mi'kmaq, its all part of allowing things to "fall together," allowing spiritual gravity time to take its course, which is for our own benefit. Why force things when they already want to fall together naturally to teach your heart how to love? This is mentioned in No Word For Time ($20 plus tax and ship)

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Chief William Commanda passed into the spirit world August 3rd, 2011. Memorial services began the following day and his body was buried on Friday, August 5th, 2011.
I wrote this song for the occasion and sang it at the memorial services.

~ Evan

I Think of You
(To William Commanda)

Copyright © 2011 Evan Pritchard

CHORUS:
Ojigwano, Ojigwano, born beneath a morning star long ago
Shine your light from heaven, Ojigwano, Shine your light from heaven now.

VERSE:
I think of you and all the songs we played and I think of you and all the jokes we made,
and I think of you whenever I'm afraid and I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.
And I think of you when fiddlers strike a tune, and I think of you when I sing to the moon
And I think of you whenever flowers bloom, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.

CHORUS

I think of you when snow begins to fall, and I think of you whenever eagles call
And I think of you at every waterfall, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.
And I think of you and all the trails we blazed, and I think of you and all the Hell we raised
And I think of you and I still stand amazed, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.

CHORUS

I think of you and all the time we spent, and I think of you and what the words all meant
And I think of all the helping hands you lent, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.
And I think of how you grew up on the run, and I think of all the battles you have won
You built a rainbow bridge to make us one, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.

CHORUS

I think of you when wolves begin to howl, and I think of you when I'm watched by an owl
And when I think I should throw in the towel I say a prayer my friend and think of you, Ojigwano.
I think of you when eagles call my name, and I think of you when I think I'm to blame
And I think of you when I feel I've been tamed, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.

CHORUS

I think of you and why you had to die, and I think of you and I try not to cry
But if life's a prayer in action I know why, 'cause you had your say, my friend, and I'm thanking you, Ojigwano.
I think of you and all the songs we played, and I think of you and all the jokes we made
And I think of you whenever I'm afraid, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.

CHORUS (variation)
Ojigwano, Ojigwano, left this earth beneath his star not long ago
Shine your light from heaven, Ojigwano, shine your light from heaven now. o o o