tipiskâwi-pîsim kîthânaw / We are moon: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect, with audio)

moon

pithîsowak kîthânaw;
wâsaskotîpathowin kîthânaw;
tipiskâwi-pîsim kîthânaw
î-wastînamâkiyahk kaski-tipiskahk.

ᑭᖩᓱᐘᐠ  ᑮᖭᓇᐤ
ᐚᓴᐢᑯᑏᐸᖪᐏᐣ  ᑮᖭᓇᐤ
ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐏᐲᓯᒼ  ᑮᖭᓇᐤ
ᐄᐘᐢᑏᓇᒫᑭᔭᕽ  ᑲᐢᑭᑎᐱᐢᑲᕽ

We are thunder;
We are lightning;
We are moon;
shedding light in the dark of night.

Sol says: “Story about this: I woke up last night around 3:00 am with this in my head so I had to write it down. It’s about our inner power, which we all have.” (29 November 2016)

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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