Category Archives: National Indigenous People’s Day

âsônamakêwin: Passing on Teachings (Wayne Jackson, y-dialect)

âsônamawâtânik kitawâsimisinawak êkwa kitôskayôminawak kinêhiyawêwinaw. kinêhiyawêwinaw kimaskihkêminaw, tâpiskôc ê-nâtawihikoyahk. ᐋᓲᓇᒪᐚᑖᓂᐠ  ᑭᑕᐚᓯᒥᓯᓇᐘᐠ  ᐁᑿ ᑭᑑᐢᑲᔫᒥᓇᐘᐠ ᑭᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᓇᐤ᙮  ᑭᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᓇᐤ  ᑭᒪᐢᑭᐦᑫᒥᓇᐤ, ᑖᐱᐢᑰᐨ  ᐁᓈᑕᐏᐦᐃᑯᔭᕽ᙮ Let us all pass our nêhiyaw language on to our children and our youth. Nêhiyawewin is our medicine: it heals us all. … Continue reading

Posted in Audio (y-dialect), National Indigenous People's Day, Wayne (Goodspirit) Jackson | Leave a comment

From Wayne Jackson on National Aboriginal Day

From Wayne Jackson, who teaches Cree at University of Blue Quills: ka-wî-miyo-nêhiyawi-kîsikanisinâwâw (tahto-kîsikâw, ayisk namôya wîhkâc ka-pôni-nêhiyawânaw) May y’all have a Happy Aboriginal Day (every day, because we’ll never stop being who we are) 😀 Special thanks and good wishes … Continue reading

Posted in National Indigenous People's Day, Seasonal, Wayne (Goodspirit) Jackson | Leave a comment

misiwîskamik ohci iyiniwak okîsikâmiwâw: National Aboriginal Day

misiwîskamik ohci iyiniwak okîsikâmiwâw: National Aboriginal Day is June 21. Why not learn some Cree to celebrate the occasion? Here is an advance lesson from Solomon Ratt’s not-yet-published Plains Cree textbook, with thanks to Solomon for sharing!

Posted in Events, National Indigenous People's Day, Seasonal, Solomon Ratt | Leave a comment