Category Archives: Christmas

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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Christmas wishes from Neal McLeod*

(*Whom I’ve heard Santa sometimes calls âpihtaw-Abba in honour of his Cree-Swedish heritage.) tânisi santî kônat. mitonê kipah-pitikosin. ê-mah-mikoskâtêyihtamihit. kîspin ayiwak ê-pitosipayan, kisôkâwâspinên. minisa piko astêwa nicâhyihk. mahti mîciso ôma. pêyahtik santî kônat, pêyahtik. dear santa claus. you have become very chubby. … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings 2015 – From Solomon Ratt and the Cree Literacy Network!

Complete with audio! It was an honour to receive this greeting from Solomon Ratt (who is always much more prepared than I am!) and to pass it on to everyone in our Cree Literacy Network. The artwork is Sol’s own … Continue reading

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A Christmas Residential School Memory from Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

  Thanks to Solomon for sharing this bittersweet memory to coincide with the release of the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission – and in time for Christmas. (For more of Sol’s residential school stories, click on “Read Along … Continue reading

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miyo-manitowi-kîsikanisik with help from Rocky Morin

From the 2011 Grandma Jean Round Dance, via YouTube, Rocky Morin of Thundering Spirit sends wishes for Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, with just the right amount of sâkihitowin thrown in for good measure. Here’s some help for returning … Continue reading

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miyo-manitowi-kîsikanisik – with help from Rocky Morin

From the 2011 Grandma Jean Round Dance, via YouTube, Rocky Morin of Thundering Spirit sends wishes for Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, with just the right amount of sâkihitowin thrown in for good measure. Here’s some help for returning … Continue reading

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Merry (Woods Cree) Christmas, one and all!

With thanks for the gifts he gives us all year long, and warm greetings back to Solomon Ratt (and Kittie, of course) for the very best of the holiday season, wherever you may be speaking Cree!   For more Christmas … Continue reading

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Angelic new Cree-ations for Christmas 2013

From Jackie “Creeative Native” Traverse in Winnipeg: “When I was a little girl I used to wonder why all the angels had blonde hair and blue eyes…” Jackie is hard at work creating new images for Christmas cards. Watch for … 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 Cards and Greetings

Christmas greetings in several dialects from Solomon Ratt, formatted for cards as a downloadable pdf: miyoxmas Aaron Paquette’s 2012 Christmas Greeting: http://creeliteracy.org/2012/12/25/a-christmas-message-from-aaron-paquette-to-remember-all-year-long/

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