Category Archives: For Kids

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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All About Colours in Cree

nanâtohkinâkwan masinahikan: This [blog post] has many colours In English, we learn to name our colours just as we name shapes or animals. Cree works differently. Just as French divides its nouns into “masculine” and “feminine” (and calls that system … 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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Cree Vocabulary for Kids: Louis Says on APTN

With Louis Says now in its third season, it’s exciting to discover that all eight Season One episodes of can be viewed online thanks to APTN at At eleven minutes apiece, you can even binge-watch the whole set in less … Continue reading

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Bannock Boogie! Come eat bannock!

A great shot of energy from Art Napoleon and friends – and a probable theme song for Winnipeg’s Althea “Got Bannock?” Guiboche, celebrating her First Anniversary serving bannock to the homeless on the cold streets of Winnipeg. Art’s dialect is … Continue reading

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Winston Wuttunee: Ninêstosin

At the recent NCI-FM “NCI Jam” Winston Wuttunee performed his classic favourite Ninêstosin along with singers and dancers from Winnipeg’s Aboriginal School of Dance. Clearly from this backstage rehearsal photo, none of them were tired yet! Many of Winston’s recordings are … Continue reading

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Cree Sunrise Song

Facelifted from Tansi! Nehiyawetan: “We found this on the double-u-double-u-double-u-dot-youtubes (as our dear Elder used to say). It is a beautiful song we think Art Napoleon is singing.” In the Youtube comments, you will find two versions of the words, and … Continue reading

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Nearly 30 years ago, the late Freda Ahenakew, and her mentor, the late Ida McLeod, produced a booklet with several dozen familiar children’s songs, Christmas carols and hymns translated into Cree. It’s been out of print for a long time … Continue reading

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