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.

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

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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

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

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#CreeSimonSays: Simon Bird and #LilMoshom

I’m a little late to catch on to the Cree language teaching phenomenon that Simon Bird has created with his Little Moshoom Facebook videos. He has an incredible 7,730 followers: and I think I was 7,731! But where Facebook lets you … Continue reading

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āstamik pī-nitohtamok ācathohkīwina ōti mistahi-sākahikanihk

Sorry I can’t be there, too – but hoping we’ll see pictures, and maybe some âcimowina on video!

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Blue Quills Conference on Indigenous Thought, May 2017

An exciting opportunity for those lucky enough to travel: The theme of the conference, Indigenous Thought and Being, is about celebrating Indigenous peoples’ reclamation of their own systems and knowledge and Indigenous thought regarding present day issues. We will explore … Continue reading

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Dr Freda Ahenakew Branch: Saskatoon Public Library Naming Ceremony

I’ve haven’t got much to add to the Eagle Feather News report of the library renaming in Saskatoon on Friday, 10 February 2017. It was a wonderful, wonderful event for the hundreds (yes! hundreds!) who attended. The Cree Literacy Network … Continue reading

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miyo-sâkihitowin-kîsikanisik! Happy Love Day!

You’ll all be my nîcimosak if you copy and paste some of these images to share the love today. And while you’re at it – by special request (thanks, Sol!) – Here’s Dolores Sand’s recording of ninanamipayin (All Shook Up): … Continue reading

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Some Valentine’s Day tips from #CreeSimonSays and #LilMoshom

One of the many great moments I enjoyed at the library naming last week was meeting Simon Bird, yet another of Freda’s former students who’s still out there promoting Cree language and literacy. Here – with his permission – is … Continue reading

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pê-nêhiyawêk with Darren Okimaysim

Not only free language lessons, but free supper included as well! Sure wish I could join in!

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