iskwêwak / ᐃᐢᑵᐘᐠ / Women – Solomon Ratt (audio, y-dialect)

iskwêwak:ᐃᐢᑵᐘᐠ:Women:
pimâcihiwêwakᐱᒫᒋᐦᐃᐍᐘᐠgive life,
kisêwâtisiwakᑭᓭᐚᑎᓯᐘᐠare kind,
sâkihiwêwakᓵᑭᐦᐃᐍᐘᐠgive love,
tapahtêyimisiwakᑕᐸᐦᑌᔨᒥᓯᐘᐠare humble,
sôhki-atoskêwakᓲᐦᑭ ᐊᑐᐢᑫᐘᐠwork hard,
sôhkisiwakᓲᐦᑭᓯᐘᐠare strong,
sôhkitêhêwakᓲᐦᑭᑌᐦᐁᐘᐠare brave,
âhkamêyimowak.ᐋᐦᑲᒣᔨᒧᐘᐠ᙮persevere.
iskwêwakᐃᐢᑵᐘᐠWomen:
takî-manâcihihcikᑕᑮᒪᓈᒋᐦᐃᐦᒋᐠshould be treated with care,
takî-kistêyimihcikᑕᑮᑭsᑌᔨᒥᐦᒋᐠshould be respected,
takî-kistêyihtâkosicikᑕᑮᑭᐢᑌᔨᐦᑖᑯᓯᒋᐠshould be held in high regard,
takî-sâkihihcik.ᑕᑮᓵᑭᐦᐃᐦᒋᐠ᙮should be loved.

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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