National Aboriginal History Month Day Nine: pimotâtowin

CalendarUrban Native Magazine and Regina Aboriginal Professionals Association have launched a photograph challenge (for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) in honour of National Aboriginal History Month. They’re using the Twitter hashtag #NAHM2015PhotoADay.

Here at the Cree Literacy Network, we’ve decided to play along, by gathering the images suggested – but (with help from Solomon Ratt) captioning them in Cree.

For Day Nine, the word is Métis.

âpihtawikosisân / ᐋᐱᐦᑕᐏᑯᓯᓵᐣ

âpihtawikosisân immediately brings to mind the amazing, energetic, Cree-speaking Métis friend, Chelsea Vowel, whose blog by that name has addressed so many essential First Nations issues over the last couple of years. Have a look for yourself at: http://apihtawikosisan.com/.

Chelsea also has an energetic interest in living language and culture, and (boldly) carrying them forward – wherever we need to go – so I’m glad she’s given permission to use the “cover photo” from her podcast series, “Métis in Space” in which she and Molly Swain indulge their inner feminine, Métis, sci-fi nerds. Under this same banner, she’s also launched the Cree language series, “Unsettling Your Language”.

Metisspace

 

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit-in-the-making with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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