Category Archives: Community News

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Calling Lake Christmas 2017 – Don’t Miss It!

If you’re in the area, be sure not to miss this year’s Christmas Dinner and Show at Calling Lake. If you learn only one Cree word before you go, make sure it’s mâmaskâc! (Congratulations, Lance and crew: I’m sure you’ll … Continue reading

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First Nations Circle of Knowledge and Practices Conference: Winston Wuttunee and William Dumas

Thanks to Winston Wuttunee and William Dumas for their workshop session on teaching through songs and story-telling (we never got around to the dancing part). It was so much fun listening to master storytellers stringing us along that I attended … Continue reading

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Abel Charles Live from LaRonge via MBC Radio

Beautiful show 23 August 2017 on MBC about the benefits of traditional moss bags, and baby swings and breastfeeding for babies, Abel Charles interviewed Kayla Ratt (and her very well-behaved little one who added just the right amount of “pre-” … Continue reading

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Visiting CILLDI

I feel truly honoured to be in Edmonton this weekend – and to have had a chance this week to sit in at CILLDI on the Cree immersion course. Hay-hay, Dorothy Thunder, and all the students, including Angela Essen. One of … Continue reading

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nêyaskwêyâhk nehiyâwêwin kiskinohamâkosiwin

Grateful for the chance today to visit Maskwacis along with colleagues from the University of Alberta, First Nations University, and University of Tromsø, and find myself surrounded by so many fine Cree speakers for the grand opening of the new … Continue reading

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wahwâ! kimahihcihinân

How nice to celebrate National Aboriginal Day by congratulating these two fine gentlemen on attaining their Masters of Arts in Indigenous Languages, the first degrees of this kind ever granted in Canada. Kevin and Wayne convocated yesterday, June 20, 2013, … Continue reading

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Freda & Sons

Sincere congratulations are in order for Arok Wolvengrey, Ph.D., on completing and defending his dissertation at the University of Amsterdam in February, 2011. Knowing what goes into doctoral studies, it seems to me that congratulations are also equally due to Arok’s spouse, Jean Okimâsis … Continue reading

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Love magnet

I just got back from another visit to Muskeg Lake, where I joined the family celebrating Freda’s 79th birthday, which she attended in a wheelchair, with oxygen tanks, and only lightly medicated for pain. We didn’t think she’d see the … Continue reading

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