Category Archives: Our Contributors

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Sing and Dance along with Lil Kohkom: kîspin kisâkihin

With thanks to #CreeSimonSays for the delightful video of this beloved Classic. kîspin kisâkihin (tune: Heel and Toe Polka) ôma nikamowinis kâ-pâhpihk ohci. nâpêsis ê-wâpamit iskwêsisa ê-ocêmât. this (is a) little song for laughter a boy is seen kissing a … Continue reading

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î-nitotamahk kîsik: Rosanna Deerchild translated by Solomon Ratt

It’s so exciting to learn that the Cree edition of Rosanna Deerchild’s Calling Down the Sky – lovingly translated into th-dialect by the esteemed Solomon Ratt is ready for a launch at Winnipeg’s McNally Robinson on October 29th. Rosanna said early … Continue reading

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Sylvia McAdam – Cree Teachings Videos (2014)

A really beautiful collection of video lectures from knowledge keeper (and lawyer, and Idle No More co-founder) Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum, assembled on Youtube in 2014. With Cree as her mother tongue, Sylvia does most of her teaching in English, but … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt’s First Trip to Residential School (th-dialect, audio)

For Orange Shirt Day, 30 September 2017 tahto-awâsis mistahi itîthimâw / ᑕᐦᑐᐊᐚᓯᐢ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᐃᑏᖨᒫᐤ tahto-awâsis mistahi itêyimâw / ᑕᐦᑐᐊᐚᓯᐢ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᐃᑌᔨᒫᐤ Every child is thought of highly nikotwâsik nikî-itahtopiponân nistam kâ-kî-sipwîhtahikawiyân iskonikanihk ohci kita-nitawi-ayamihcikîyân kistapinânihk. All Saints Indian Student Residential … Continue reading

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Billy Joe Laboucan: Wisahkêcahk Seeks a Bride (y-dialect)

Thanks, Billy Joe, for letting me post this story: Here’s some tobacco for you!

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Wayne Jackson: tipiskâw mêkwac (y-dialect, audio)

Wayne Jackson’s translation of Rod Stewart’s “Tonight’s the Night” is hot stuff! I’d say the same about Wayne, but everybody already knows! (Thanks, Wayne, for permission to share!) Note that this is not a direct literal translation: rather, in the … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee Schools the Kiyâm Gang #CreeSimonSays

And even CBC thinks its brilliant. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/sask-montreal-lake-cree-language-bruce-lee-1.4284424 Join Simon’s Facebook Group (and prepare to be amazed): https://www.facebook.com/groups/380099328844547/ And have a look here at http://creeliteracy.org/category/creesimonsays/ where some of Simon’s greatest hits are archived.

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2017 Language Keepers Conference (via Darren Okemaysim)

Email for additional information: conference@sicc.sk.ca (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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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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