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.

Wîsahkêcahk and the Chickadee – Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

It’s late in the season for this Wîsahkêcahk story – so you may have to look for some snow while you’re listening – but thanks to Ben Godden for his amazing work transcribing the story-telling juggernaut that is Solomon Ratt … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Horse Pace: Billy Joe Laboucan

Thanks to Billy Joe Laboucan for allowing me to archive this âcimowin and photo about his childhood from his Facebook feed. (Now to get him to do more writing in Cree!) Napees sat listening to the wonderful, almost magical sound made … Continue reading

Posted in âcimowina, Billy Joe Laboucan | Leave a comment

“Lest I Forget” Solomon Ratt (audio, th-dialect)

kâkikî nika-kiskisin kâ-kî-awâsisiwiyân ispî kâ-kî-kwâsihikawiyân nîkihk ohci ta-nitawi-ayamihcikiyân ohpimî, wahthaw nîkihk ohci. kîspin wanikiskisiyâni nika-mîtawâkâtâwak kahkithaw awâsisak kâ-kî-wanihcik, kahkithaw awâsisak kâ-kî-nipahihcik, namwâc nika-kistîthimihâwak kîspin wanikiskisitotawakwâwi. kîspin wanikiskisiyâni nika-wanihon; kîspin wanikiskisiyâni nika-wanihâw nitahcahk. ᑳᑭᑮ ᓂᑲ ᑭᐢᑭᓯᐣ ᑳ ᑮ ᐊᐚᓯᓯᐏᔮᐣ ᐃᐢᐲ ᑳ ᑮ ᒁᓯᐦᐃᑲᐏᔮᐣ ᓃᑭᕽ ᐅᐦᒋ ᑕ ᓂᑕᐏ ᐊᔭᒥᐦᒋᑭᔮᐣ … Continue reading

Posted in Audio (th-dialect), Solomon Ratt | 2 Comments

pisiskiwak: #CreeSimonSays: Simon Bird and #LilMoshom

Made with Perfect Video 58e3c40c8e288

Posted in CreeSimonSays | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cree Classes in Calgary

Posted in Poster | Leave a comment

2017: ayîkipîsim / ᐊᔩᑭᐲᓯᒼ / April

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

Posted in Calendar, Seasonal | Leave a comment

Hello/Goodbye #CreeSimonSays #LilMoshom

Made with Perfect Video Love this – but we at CLN always write tânisi / ᑖᓂᓯ! That short I in the middle is unstressed, so it regularly gets dropped out when people speak fast. 58d3f1ff3c70c

Posted in CreeSimonSays | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cree Online Study Group Continues

The weekly online Cree study group with Dorothy Thunder that began in January this year is continuing Thursday evenings at 7:30 Saskatchewan time. To quote Dorothy after last week’s lesson, “learning Cree is simply the BEST!!! Students are moving forward … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

2017: niskipîsim / ᓂᐢᑭᐲᓯᒼ / March

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

Posted in Calendar, Seasonal | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Respecting pisiskowak (the dangers of Pokemon teachings) #CreeSimonSays #LilMoshom

Posted in CreeSimonSays | Tagged , , | Leave a comment