Time at School: A teaching song by Brian MacDonald

The Eva Bereti Cree Bilingual Academy at Our Lady of Peace catholic elementary school -- for a census package on Canada's aboriginal population. PHOTO: CHRIS SCHWARZ/POSTMEDIA NEWS

The Eva Bereti Cree Bilingual Academy at Our Lady of Peace catholic elementary school — for a census package on Canada’s aboriginal population.
PHOTO: CHRIS SCHWARZ/POSTMEDIA NEWS

Sending wishes for a happy and successful school year to students and teachers of Cree wherever they live!

Time at School (adapted by Dolores Sand)

pēyak tipahkan nitatoskān, nitatoskān, nitatoskān
pēyak tipahikan nitatoskān pōn-āpihtā-kīsikāw
At one o’clock I work, I work, I work
At one o’clock I work, in the afternoon

nīso tipahikan nimētawān, nimētawān, nimētawān
nīso tipahikan nimētawān pōn-āpihtā-kīsikāw
At two o’clock I play, I play, I play
At two o’clock I play, in the afternoon

nisto tipahikan niwawēyīn, niwawēyīn niwawēyīn
nisto tipahikan niwawēyīn, pōn-āpihtā-kīsikāw
At three o’clock I get ready, I get ready, I get ready
At three o’clock I get ready, in the afternoon

nēwo tipahikan nikīwān, nikīwān, nikīwān
nēwo tipahikan nikīwān, pōn-āpihtā-kīsikāw
At four o’clock I go home, I go home, I go home
At four o’clock I go home, in the afternoon

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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