Category Archives: Dolores Sand

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

8. kihci-kisēwātisiwin (Amazing Grace)

kihci-kisēwātisiwin ē-kī-pimācihit kisē‑manitow nikī-miskāk mēkwāc ē-wanihoyān nikī-kostēn ta-nipiyān ēkwa nimamisīn kisēwātisiwinihk Jesus nikī-nipōstamāk kihci-kostātisiwin ē-otihtikoyān Jesus māka niwīcihik ē-nīsohkamawit kākikē kihci-kīsikohk nika-mamihcimāw Jesus ē-pimācihit kā-nipōstamawit kihci-kisēwātisiwin ē-kī-pimācihit kisē‑manitow nikī-miskāk mēkwāc ē-wanihoyān Dolores says: John D’Or Prairie ni-kī-kiskinohamākān nistam oma kā-pehtamān. … Continue reading

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9. kīspin kisakihin (Heel and Toe Polka)

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 girl kîspin kisâkihin sêmak pê-ocêmin; kîspin kipakwâsin sêmâk ka-nakasin. if you love … Continue reading

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Classics in Cree – Dolores Sand (y-dialect)

“Rock Around the Clock” is just one of the nine Classics in Cree Dolores recorded to CD in 2004 as a tool to get people to sing – and laugh – in Cree. Her translation of “All Shook Up” from the same CD … Continue reading

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1. nipīkinipayin (I Fall to Pieces)

nipīkinipayin tahtwāw kā-wāpamitān nipīkinipayin moy ka-kī-mosci-otōtēmitoyāk tāpiskōc ēkāy wihkāc ē-kī-ocētoyāk ta-wanikiskisiyān kā-kī-kiskēyihtoyāk nikākocīn, nikākocin māka moy cēskwa kā-pimohtēyan kēyāpic nipīkinipayin nipīkinipayin tahtwāw awiyak kā-wīhisk nipīkinipayin ēkosi nisaskitēpayin kiwihtamawin kotak nika-sākihik ka-sākihit tāpiskōc kākī-sākihiyan kā-pimohtēyan kāwi nipīkinipayin kā-pimohtēyan kāwi nipīkinipayin A Patsy … Continue reading

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Dolores Sand

Dolores Sand’s favourite kind of teaching tools involve singing – and laughing – along. She also likes to use the familiar (like a good classic love song) as a foundation for learning something new. In one set of CD notes … Continue reading

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Akina Shirt sings O Canada in Cree (y-dialect)

Whether you’re feeling like a proud Canadian today, or hoping for better days ahead, I hope you’ll join us in celebrating Akina Shirt’s performance – in Plains Cree – of O Canada in this 2007 YouTube video.  Akina – from Saddle Lake, … Continue reading

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Rock Around the Clock

  Translated into Cree by Dolores Sand and Gloria Chocan Recorded on Dolores’s 2004 “Classics in Cree” CD. To order email Dolores at dsand@muskeglake.com. pēyak nīso nisto tipahikan nikotwāsik, tēpakohp, ayinānēw tipahikan mitātaht, pēyakosāp, nīsosāp tipahikan kapētipisk ka-nah-nīmihitonaw hāw wawēyi pē-wīcēwin ka-mōcikihtānaw … Continue reading

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The Little Drummer Boy

āstamik itwāniwan,      pā ram pa pa pam, okimāw nihtāwikiw,      pā ram pa pa pam mēkiwina miyātān,      pā ram pa pa pam okimāw kita-miyak,      pā ram pa pa pam,      ram pa … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs and Carols

Angels We have Heard on High Ave Maria The Chipmunk Christmas Song The Huron Carol Jingle Bells / sêwêyâkanak The Little Drummer Boy Mary Okosisa / Mary’s Boy Child O Holy Night Santa Claus is Coming to Town / Santa Claus wi-takosin Silent Night / kāmwāci … Continue reading

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More Christmas Carols

Thanks to Daniel O’Shea for the use of this chilly winter moon painting to accompany the Huron Carol in the collection of Christmas Carols in Cree. Listen to the Huron Carol sung in Cree by Dolores Sand here – or … Continue reading

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