Category Archives: Dolores Sand

Dolores Sand is a y-dialect first-language speaker from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan

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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#CreeSimonSays: Lil Kohkom salutes the King of Rock n Roll

Did you know today marks 40 years since we lost Elvis Presley? To mark the occasion, Simon Bird helped Dolores Sand perform as Lil Kohkom. Hope this brings a smile!

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Cree Literacy Network launches its first book – In Plains Cree

Saskatoon Public Library is renaming its 20th Avenue Branch this week in honour of the late Dr Freda Ahenakew. To join the celebration, the Cree Literacy Network has responded with a tribute of its own:  nicâpân owâskahikan / Câpân’s House: A … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs & Carols – 2016

A collection of Christmas songs translated into Cree – mostly by Dolores Sand – who also kindly permitted the use of her audio recordings. Hope this helps out some of her fellow “Creechers” as they prepare for Christmas concert season! … Continue reading

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2. ēkāy ka-mātokāsoyan (Don’t Come Crying to Me)

ēkāy ka-mātokāsoyan ē-kī-nakasiyin ēkāy ka-pē-pah-pakamahikēyan namoy ekwa ēkota ka-pa-pēhitin tāpiskōc māna kā-kī-itōtamān kākikē ē-kī-wī-sākihiyan māka ēkwa ē-mēskotēyihtaman ka-natomin kāwi-ka-wīcēwitān namoy māka ka-tāpwētātin ēkāy ka-mātohkāsoyan ē-kī-nakasiyin ēkāy ka-pē-pah-pakamahikēyin namoy ekwa ēkota ka-pa-pēhitin tāpiskōc māna kā-kī-itōtamān [instrumental] ēkāy ka-mātokāsoyan nakasiyani ēkāy ka-pē-pah-pakamahikēyin … Continue reading

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3. kapētipisk ka-nah-nīmihitonaw (Rock Around the Clock)

pēyak nīso nisto tipahikan nikotwāsik, tēpakohp, ayinānēw tipahikan mitātaht, pēyakosāp, nīsosāp tipahikan kapētipisk ka-nah-nīmihitonaw hāw wawēyi pē-wīcēwin ka-mōcikihtānaw pēyak tipahikan kapētipisk ka-nah-nīmihitonaw ka-nīmihitonaw isko wāpahki kapētipisk ka-tah-tihtipīnānaw nīso. nisto, nēwo ispayici pōn-kitōcikēci ka-tēpwānaw kapētipisk ka-nah-nīmihitonaw ka-nīmihitonaw isko wāpahki kapētipisk ka-tah-tihtipīnānaw … Continue reading

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4. ninanamipayin (All Shook Up)

tānisi ōma ē-is-āyāyān nānitaw ōma ē-ispayiyān ē-kīskwē-ayāt nitikwak ēkwa nisākihāw, ninanamipayin mm mm mm mm ye ye ye ninanamicihcān, nihcikwana mīna namoy kwayask nikī-nīpawin awīna nika-nanāskomāw nisākihāw ninanamipayin mm mm mm mm ye ye ye ēkāy kīkway kakwēcimin niwā-wanēyihtamimācihon ē-nakiskawak … Continue reading

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5. kiya ē-kī-wah-ohpiniyan (Wind beneath my wings)

kī-kawacin māna ētikwē ēkāy wihkāc ē-sīwāsoyan kiyām niya ē-sīwāsoyān, kiya māna kiya nāway kī-pimohtān ēkosi niya ni-kī-nistawēymikawin ēkwa kiya ē-kī-āyimihoyan ē-miyotwāyin moy kikiskēyimikawin kipahpin āta ē-āyimihoyan kikiskēyihtēn cī ē-kistēyimitān ē-nohtē-nāspitātān ispimihk nikapimihān kiya ē-kī-ohpiniyan nikī-nākatohkān māna ōta nitēhihk kitayān kākikē … Continue reading

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6. ohcitaw kisākihitin (Can’t Help Falling in Love)

ē-mōcōwicik itēwak kā-sākihitocik māka nīsta kisākihitin nika-kisātēn namoya cī nānitaw kīspin ohcitaw ē-sākihitān tāpiskōc sīpiya kā-pimiciwahki nīcimos ohcitaw ēkosi ispayin otina nitēh otina nipimātisiwin maka ohcitaw kisākihitin tāpiskōc sīpiya kā-pimiciwahki nīcimos ohcitaw ēkosi ispayin otina nitēh otina nipimātisiwin maka ohcitaw … Continue reading

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7. sākihitowin (The Rose)

sākihitowin itwāniwiw ē-mistakihtēk sākihitowin āskaw ē-kāsisik sākihitowin tāpiskōc pīkwēyihtamowin sākihitowin pēyakwan wāpikwaniy ātiht kostamwak ka-sākihitocik osām ē-kostākik ka-pīko-tēhēcik mistahi patinikēwak pimātisiwin osām kihcēyihtākan sākihitowin tipiskāki kaskēyihtamēko kakwē-kiskisik kahkiyaw kakwē-sākihitok otōtēmik osām pimātisiwin ē-cimāsik tāpikōc mān ōhi wāpikwaniya. The Bette Midler classic, translated … Continue reading

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