Education Resource Catalogs for Cree and other First Nations Languages

There are quite a few excellent education resource centres across Canada that produce high quality Cree language (or closely related) materials. This listing gives links to some of their websites and sales catalogs, so you can have a look, and order from them directly.

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Catalogues from Publishers and Resellers

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GoodMinds.com
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  • Goodminds describes itself as “your leading source for purchasing bias-free teaching and educational resources related to Native American, First Nations, Indigenous and Aboriginal studies. GoodMinds.com stocks over 3,000 Indigenous titles from Preschool to Adult. An Aboriginal-owned family business, GoodMinds.com is based on the Six Nations of the Grand River (Brantford) in Southwestern Ontario. View the Goodminds Online Catalog by clicking here.
  • Indigenous Languages Manitoba - Catalog
    Indigenous Languages Manitoba - Catalog Image

    Indigenous Languages Manitoba sells many titles in Cree, Ojibwe and Dakota. Most of their Cree materials are in n-dialect, but they also feature some of Dolores Sand’s popular recordings.
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    Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre
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    Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre in Sioux Lookout, publishes many high quality original materials in support of First Nations schools in Northwestern Ontario. Most of their materials are published in Ojibwe or Oji-Cree. A few are prepared for the Severn Cree community on Hudson’s Bay. All are also available in English. A lot of the material is culturally relevant regardless of language, and Kwayaciiwin is also open to publishing in other languages (if translations are provided).
    Download their 2016-2017 catalog to see what’s new! Ordering instructions can be found inside.

    Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
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  •  Manitoba First Nations Resource Centre has 41 titles for sale in its catalog, including several in Cree. Unfortunately, many Manitoban communities continue to struggle with their own unique spelling systems, so these titles are not as helpful for developing strong reading skills in Cree. The books are really beautiful, nevertheless. Here’s a link to their catalog.
  • The full range of materials available for sale can be viewed at MFNERC: The Shop

    Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
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    Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre has a large catalog with Cree titles for kids offered in y-, n-, and th-dialects. A few of them are listed individually below. Download the complete pdf catalog from http://www.sicc.sk.ca/product-catalogue.html

    SayIT First: Indigenous Language Revitalization
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    The methodology applied is simple – help children and those interested in reclaiming their language to use technology to scale the access, to collectively harness the vast knowledge held by all people into one location for use in the school systems. The idea is simply to create tools, used by the education system, parents and communities to reach a level of 20 hours per week for a three year period to achieve an acceptable level of fluency in the Native language. Just creating archives is not good enough; the tools developed have use in mind, that way content gets developed.

    Learn more at: SayIT First

    LLRIB Cree Language Unit (formerly Gift of Language and Culture)
    LLRIB Cree Language Unit (formerly Gift of Language and Culture) Image

    The Lac La Ronge Indian Band Education Department has recently changed the name of their curriculum resource unit known as the Gift of Language and Culture Project to Cree Language Unit.

    LLRIB Cree Language Unit
    The online resource continues as Gift of Language and Culture

    The Cree Language Unit will continue to:

    Provide resources written in Cree for parents, teachers and community members.
    Preserve, maintain and revitalize Cree language.
    Collect information about our local histories and promote traditional land-based lifestyles of Northern Saskatchewan.
    Work in conjunction with classroom teachers in order to provide quality educational resources for students.
    The website will continue and still maintain its name and URL

    Authentic First People's Resources
    2016
    Authentic First People

    Resources from BC’s First Nations Education Steering Committee are free for download, or can be ordered directly. Download the PDF file and search for “Cree” to find language-specific resources.

    http://www.fnesc.ca/k-7/

    http://www.fnesc.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/PUBLICATION-61460-FNESC-Authentic-Resources-Guide-2016-08-26.pdf

    GoodMinds.com Image
    GoodMinds.com
    Goodminds describes itself as “your leading source for purchasing bias-free teaching and educational resources related to Native American, First Nations, Indigenous and Aboriginal studies. GoodMinds.com stocks over 3,000 Indigenous titles from Preschool to Adult. An Aboriginal-owned family business, GoodMinds.com is based on the Six Nations of the Grand River (Brantford) in Southwestern Ontario. View the Goodminds Online Catalog by clicking here.
    catalog
    Indigenous Languages Manitoba - Catalog Image
    Indigenous Languages Manitoba - Catalog
    Indigenous Languages Manitoba sells many titles in Cree, Ojibwe and Dakota. Most of their Cree materials are in n-dialect, but they also feature some of Dolores Sand’s popular recordings. ilm-catalog
    Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre Image
    Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre
    Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre in Sioux Lookout, publishes many high quality original materials in support of First Nations schools in Northwestern Ontario. Most of their materials are published in Ojibwe or Oji-Cree. A few are prepared for the Severn Cree community on Hudson’s Bay. All are also available in English. A lot of the material is culturally relevant regardless of language, and Kwayaciiwin is also open to publishing in other languages (if translations are provided). Download their 2016-2017 catalog to see what’s new! Ordering instructions can be found inside.
    catalog
    Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Image
    Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
     Manitoba First Nations Resource Centre has 41 titles for sale in its catalog, including several in Cree. Unfortunately, many Manitoban communities continue to struggle with their own unique spelling systems, so these titles are not as helpful for developing strong reading skills in Cree. The books are really beautiful, nevertheless. Here’s a link to their catalog. The full range of materials available for sale can be viewed at MFNERC: The Shop
    catalog
    Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre Image
    Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
    Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre has a large catalog with Cree titles for kids offered in y-, n-, and th-dialects. A few of them are listed individually below. Download the complete pdf catalog from http://www.sicc.sk.ca/product-catalogue.html
    catalog
    SayIT First: Indigenous Language Revitalization Image
    SayIT First: Indigenous Language Revitalization
    The methodology applied is simple – help children and those interested in reclaiming their language to use technology to scale the access, to collectively harness the vast knowledge held by all people into one location for use in the school systems. The idea is simply to create tools, used by the education system, parents and communities to reach a level of 20 hours per week for a three year period to achieve an acceptable level of fluency in the Native language. Just creating archives is not good enough; the tools developed have use in mind, that way content gets developed. Learn more at: SayIT First
    catalog
    LLRIB Cree Language Unit (formerly Gift of Language and Culture) Image
    LLRIB Cree Language Unit (formerly Gift of Language and Culture)
    The Lac La Ronge Indian Band Education Department has recently changed the name of their curriculum resource unit known as the Gift of Language and Culture Project to Cree Language Unit. LLRIB Cree Language Unit The online resource continues as Gift of Language and Culture The Cree Language Unit will continue to: Provide resources written in Cree for parents, teachers and community members. Preserve, maintain and revitalize Cree language. Collect information about our local histories and promote traditional land-based lifestyles of Northern Saskatchewan. Work in conjunction with classroom teachers in order to provide quality educational resources for students. The website will continue and still maintain its name and URL
    Authentic First People
    Authentic First People's Resources
    Resources from BC’s First Nations Education Steering Committee are free for download, or can be ordered directly. Download the PDF file and search for “Cree” to find language-specific resources. http://www.fnesc.ca/k-7/ http://www.fnesc.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/PUBLICATION-61460-FNESC-Authentic-Resources-Guide-2016-08-26.pdf

    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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