Christmas wishes from Neal McLeod*

Lingon

Swedish lingonberries for Santa

(*Whom I’ve heard Santa sometimes calls âpihtaw-Abba in honour of his Cree-Swedish heritage.)

tânisi santî kônat. mitonê kipah-pitikosin. ê-mah-mikoskâtêyihtamihit. kîspin ayiwak ê-pitosipayan, kisôkâwâspinên. minisa piko astêwa nicâhyihk. mahti mîciso ôma. pêyahtik santî kônat, pêyahtik.

dear santa claus. you have become very chubby. i am really worried about you. if you get any more chubby, you will get diabetes. there are only berries downstairs. please eat them. be careful what you eat santa claus, be careful.

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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