COUNTRY: Canada/First Nations (Thompson River, British Colombia — Nlaxa’pamuk Nation)
LANGUAGE: Thompson River/vocables
GENRE: First Nations
The Nlaxa’pamuk Nation, formerly known as the Thompson Rivers First Nation, are indigenous to British Colombia, Canada. They are said to have links to indigenous populations that may have entered North America via the Bering Strait land bridge, differentiating them from the Hopi and Pueblo whose origins are more likely Meso-American.
The lyrics of the All Around This World version of this song are “vocables,” which are sounds made in a song in place of words:
Hey hey hey hey, oh oh hey hey