Solomon Ratt: Stolen Mocassins – Stolen Love (th-dialect with audio)

Beadwork by Solomon’s mother

ohpahowipîsim: nikâwîpan mîkisihkâcikîw; î-kaskikwâtamâkoyâhk oski-pahkîkinaskisina kita-kikiskamâhk kâwi itohtîyâhki Residential School kistapinânihk.

ᐅᐦᐸᐦᐅᐏᐲᓯᒼ: ᓂᑳᐑᐸᐣ ᒦᑭᓯᐦᑳᒋᑮᐤ ᐄᑲᐢᑭᒁᑕᒫᑯᔮᕽ ᐅᐢᑭ ᐸᐦᑮᑭᓇᐢᑭᓯᓇ ᑭᑕ ᑭᑭᐢᑲᒫᕽ ᑳᐏ ᐃᑐᐦᑏᔮᐦᑭ residential school ᑭᐢᑕᐱᓈᓂᕽ᙮

August: my late mother beads: she is sewing new moccasins for us to wear when we go back to Residential School in Prince Albert.

nôcohitowipîsim: nikikiskîn nitoski-pahkîkinaskisina kistapinânihk isi. ikota kâ-takosiniyâhk nimîskotayawinisânân. nimaskamikawin nitoski-pahkîkinaskisina.

ᓅᒍᐦᐃᑐᐏᐲᓯᒼ: ᓂᑭᑭᐢᑮᐣ ᓂᑐᐢᑭ ᐸᐦᑮᑭᓇᐢᑭᓯᓇ ᑭᐢᑕᐱᓈᓂᕽ ᐃᓯ᙮ ᐃᑯᑕ ᑳ ᑕᑯᓯᓂᔮᕽ ᓂᒦᐢᑯᑕᔭᐏᓂᓵᓈᐣ᙮ ᓂᒪᐢᑲᒥᑲᐏᐣ ᓂᑐᐢᑭ ᐸᐦᑮᑭᓇᐢᑭᓯᓇ᙮

September: I wear my new moccasins to Prince Albert. When we arrive there we changed clothes. My new moccasins are taken away from me.

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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