Category Archives: From the Mainstream

It’s always exciting when Cree language topics make the mainstream news. Here are some great examples.

John B. Tootoosis – Star Phoenix (May 2017)

Canada 150: John Tootoosis helped unify Saskatchewan’s indigenous peoples MAY 1, 2017 6:30 AM http://thestarphoenix.com/storyline/canada-150-john-tootoosis-helped-unify-saskatchewans-indigenous-peoples John Baptiste Tootoosis chose to be politically active even if it meant getting arrested.  Tootoosis would travel to communities to meet with aboriginal leaders during the 1930s. … Continue reading

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Dr Freda Ahenakew Branch: Saskatoon Public Library Naming Ceremony

I’ve haven’t got much to add to the Eagle Feather News report of the library renaming in Saskatoon on Friday, 10 February 2017. It was a wonderful, wonderful event for the hundreds (yes! hundreds!) who attended. The Cree Literacy Network … Continue reading

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pê-nêhiyawêk with Darren Okimaysim

Not only free language lessons, but free supper included as well! Sure wish I could join in!

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Seeing more Cree in Oskana

CTV News Regina included Solomon Ratt’s mad syllabic skills in its recent piece about Regina street signs. Go Sol! Regina itself had a perfectly good Cree name to start with: oskana kâ-asastêki Pile of Bones. And the Cree word oskana is well … Continue reading

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Place Names in Amiskwaciwâskahikan / ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Edmonton)

Bravo to Amiskwaciwâskahikan / ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Edmonton) Mayor Don Iveson for supporting decolonization through the use of place names in real nêhiyawêwin, for his own work in support of Cree literacy, and for his eloquence in defending those choices. I won’t … Continue reading

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Kisiskatchewan Water Alliance Network: Water is Life

“Water is life. No water, no life — it’s that simple.” Emil Bell, Canoe Lake First Nation elder The North Saskatchewan River continues to travel through Cree territory from North Battleford all the way to Hudson Bay, spreading the disaster of … Continue reading

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Moose Cree in Context: First Nation Overcomes Funding Challenges, Rethinks Language Revitalization

by Lauren Wildgoose September 16, 2016 Reposted from the Intercontinental Cry: A Publication of the Center for World Indigenous Studies (With thanks to Billy Isaac of Moose Cree First Nation for adding copies of this new Moose Cree dictionary to my bookshelf). … Continue reading

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The Nêhiyawak Cree Language Experience 2016

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for permission to post this gallery of photos from this summer’s “Nêhiyawak Summer Language Acquisitioning Experience” hosted by Belinda Daniels at Don Allen Trails, 18km north of La Ronge, between July 24th and 28th. The instructor in … Continue reading

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nêhiyaw pimâtisiwin comes to Hawai’i – NAISA 2016

It was a great honour to travel to Honolulu in May as cheerleader for the nêhiyaw pimâtisiwin /‘Living the Cree Way’ panel at the 2016 Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference, hosted this year by the University of Hawai’i. … Continue reading

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Google Mapping for Oral History

This Globe and Mail article features Stz’uminus elder Ray Harris along with Brian Thom, a UVic anthropologist and Google mapping specialist.

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