Wakinyan, Wondjina, Ho-ka-peh, sky people, Thunder created this race of beings to be his equals and allies in the clouds and the heavens. As many stories about among them as to their origin, that Thunder brought them from some place far among the web Spider wove through the sky when she was born, or that they come from another star entirely, or that they are humans changed by Thunder and his castle on the moon, or that Thunder made the entities that eventually became them, it does not matter.
They can take a human form, though its clothes, hair, jewelry, and skin are all ghostly white, like death or clouds, and they can form "fire sticks" out of the churning steam of their home clouds. They live among clouds or on top of mountains, and even in strange wastelands or on the moon. They say that earthly magic is disrupted in their presence, cutting out radios, fiddling with TVs, making cars not work, and when they get together, they can sing up a boat made of light and soil that sounds like metal when it is struck.
The Wakinyan make the metal out of which most airship frames are constructed. No other race can climb upon a cloud as if it were rock to mine when they need.