National Aboriginal History Month Day Twenty-five: sênipân-wawêsîhowin

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 Twenty-five, the phrase is Ribbon Skirt/Shirt:

sênipân-wawêsîhowin / ᐍᓂᐹᐣ ᐘᐍᓰᐦᐅᐏᐣ

I may not know much about the tradition behind ribboned clothing, but I know what I like!

Thanks to Nina Wilson for permission to use these photos of her stunningly beautiful ribbon work!

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Screen grab from CBC video

 

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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