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.

Learn Cree Online with Dorothy Thunder will be offering weekly free Cree lessons online starting Oct 9th, 2017 at 7:00 PM Saskatchewan time on the whiteboard. No registration required. Text will be Beginning Cree by Solomon Ratt available at or the FNUV bookstore. The … Continue reading

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Joi Arcand: The Optics of the Language

Joi T. Arcand is a photo-based artist and industrial sculptor from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, and she knows that words, that letter forms, shapes and glyphs, “change the visual landscape,” that they are how we go about practicing new ways of … Continue reading

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Cree Classes in Winnipeg (n-dialect)

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2017 Language Keepers Conference (via Darren Okemaysim)

Email for additional information: (or all the number on the poster!)

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Free Online Cree Classes: #CreeSimonSays

Simon Bird – with all his endless energy – is offering classes weekday mornings this fall via Facebook. To join the fun, you’ll need to join the FaceBook group #CreeSimonSays. The group is classified as “private” by FaceBook (like every … Continue reading

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2017: nôcihitowipîsim / ᓅᒋᐦᐃᑐᐏᐲᓯᒼ / September

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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Hand Drum Songs by Ross Paskemin

Ross Paskemin from Sweetgrass Cree Nation is a song keeper, drum maker and a member of Sweetgrass Singers. This spring, he released CD with the help of Dr David MacKinnon and the project. His July performance at North Battleford’s … Continue reading

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Free Cree Classes in Saskatoon

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Francis McAdam Saysewahum: Heart Lodge

Thanks to Sylvia McAdam for permission to post this video of her her wonderful father, Francis, teaching from his hospital bed on August 20th. He needs one of those t-shirts that say, “Old School Cree: Built to Last”. I would … Continue reading

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Traditional Indigenous Knowledge / Science Resources for Teachers #CreeSimonSays

Thanks to #CreeSimonSays on Facebook for inspiring this conversation, and thanks to the teachers who contributed with their favourite resources. I was intrigued with some of the additional titles a quick Google search turned up. I can’t speak to the … Continue reading

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