Author Archives: Arden Ogg

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.

Poundmaker Museum Opening: With thanks to David MacKinnon and Roxanne Tootoosis

It was a fabulous day for the grand opening of the Poundmaker Museum at Poundmaker Cree Nation. The museum itself is a wealth of historical knowledge. The opening included various dignitaries including elders who spoke of the history of the … Continue reading

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2017: paskowipîsim / ᐸᐢᑯᐏᐲᓯᒼ / July

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for allowing the Cree Literacy Network to share his 2017 calendar, complete with his own original illustrations. Following his request, we will post one image at the beginning of each month. For those who like to plan a … Continue reading

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kiskisiwin | remembering: Martha Stiegman and Jesse Thistle

A short but profound counter-narrative to Canada 150: First Nations people should not have to go to university to learn that they were here first. Powerful images, powerful words. Thank you, Jesse Thistle, for permission to share this here. kiskisiwin … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Wiener Roast: #CreeSimonSays: Simon Bird

A warning from your (môniyâw editor): Don’t try this without adequate (Cree) supervision. Made with Perfect Video 5949559c0805e

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Health Canada: Canada’s Food Guide in Plains Cree and in Woods Cree, 2009

I was excited to find this 2009 edition of Canada’s food guide prepared in Cree and in other FN languages. I wish I knew who deserves the credit for this really useful translation work. It is provided there for sharing, … Continue reading

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2017: pâskâwihowipîsim / ᐹᐢᑳᐏᐦᐅᐏᐲᓯᒼ / June

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for allowing the Cree Literacy Network to share his 2017 calendar, complete with his own original illustrations. Following his request, we will post one image at the beginning of each month. For those who like to plan a … Continue reading

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Canada 150: Let’s celebrate survival – Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

Canada 150 years celebrations…but what do we First Nations people celebrate? Let’s celebrate that we still speak our languages; let’s celebrate that we still follow our traditions; let’s celebrate our resilience; let’s celebrate that we still live on our land … Continue reading

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Cousin Simon: #CreeSimonSays: Simon Bird and #LilMoshom

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Canada, O Canada, 150 Years – Solomon Ratt (th-dialect with audio)

Cultural appropriation is big news in Canada this week. This photo of FN residential school students, dressed up by non-FN teachers to look like the “right kind” of Indians is an unfortunately apt illustration of how authentic First Nations culture can … Continue reading

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iskwêwak / ᐃᐢᑵᐘᐠ / Women – Solomon Ratt

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