Category Archives: Books for Kids

Cree Books for Kids – A Library List

Here (piyisk!) is a very first step in collecting all the titles we can find in Cree (or including Cree) for kids. We’ve needed this for ages, but please be patient: It’s a work in progress. I will continue to … Continue reading

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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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nicâpân owâskahikan / Câpân’s House

Read along in Cree with Dolores Greyeyes Sand (scroll down on this page to view complete text in Plains Cree and English)  Read along in Cree (with page-turn sound) Read along in English Buy a copy of nicâpân owâskahikan: Individual copies are … Continue reading

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Manitoba Cree (and Ojibwe) Historical Resources from Frontier School Division

I was intrigued today by Ken Paupanekis’s collection of books and videos from his time with Frontier School Division – and also to find how many of these carefully researched and prepared publications are available online in pdf form. Not a … Continue reading

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Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend

In the words of elder Ray Lavalee, “You must always honour the buffalo because they gave us life.”

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Naskapi Stories and Legends

A beautiful new piece of work from the northeastern stretch of the Cree dialect continuum made its way to print earlier this year. It’s difficult to describe how much work – and love – goes into a project like this. Heartfelt congratulations … Continue reading

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Honouring the Buffalo

Three websites with comments and previews of this new book from Judith Silverthorne, with Plains Cree translation by Randy Morin, and Cree-language editing provided by Arok Wolvengrey and Jean Okimâsis. Congratulations to all involved. Every new book in Cree is … Continue reading

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The Moon Speaks Cree

From Larry Loyie: My new book The Moon Speaks Cree, A Winter Adventure, came in today, a three-year journey to opening the boxes from Theytus Books. I’m so happy that what I dreamed of writing about is now in book … Continue reading

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Spreading the words: Little Cree Books

Caylie Gnyra keeps helping spread the words at Pecha Kucha Edmonton, 7 March 2013. You can view her seven minute, 20 slide presentation explaining her project and giving a quick Cree language overview by clicking the Youtube link below:

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Little Cree Books: Resources for early Cree readers

Congratulations to all of our friends at the University of Alberta who are responsible for putting together this lovely little website to distribute their first two Cree language e-books for children. Here’s hoping that lots more follow! http://littlecreebooks.com

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