Aaaaargh! They ate my OP, the bastards!
However, I was smart enough to save a copy, here it is:
Back when I was a wee little 'un, we were taught an “Indian” song as part of the standard school/summer camp repertoire. At the time I thought it was pretty cool that I could sing in “Indian” but now I’m wondering what language the song is actually in.
The song, “Ani Kouni” is still taught in French Canada and France as a native American chant but searching the Internet doesn’t yield any info that I didn’t already know. Which is to say jack squat, beyond the lyrics. They go:
ANI KOUNI KAHA OUANI (bis)
AWA WO BIKANA KAINA (bis)
EAOU ANI BITSINI (bis)
Note, that this is French phonetic spelling, so OU is pronounced OO, H is silent and E is AY.
I found a decent real audio stream of the song on this page. (Scroll to Ani Kouni, and click “chant”.)