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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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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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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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A Call to Action to the Government of Canada by participants in #ANVILS16

Members of the Cree Literacy Network joined a group of about 150 academic and community language advocates at the University of Alberta this past weekend for preliminary talks about A National Vision for Indigenous Language Sustainability. One important outcome of that … 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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Maskwacîs Nêyihyawêwin Declaration 21 June 2016

Congratulations to everyone at Maskwacîs, and thank you to Bobbi Herrera for providing this advance copy of the signing ceremony program. The program includes the text of the declaration in syllabics (the writing system chosen by Maskwacîs elders). The English … Continue reading

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Maskwacîs declares nêhiyawêwin their official language

Exciting news from Maskwacîs Cultural College! Wish I could be there to help them celebrate this momentous occasion. Would sure love to see the text of the declaration – and maybe some photos! Full text of their 5 May Press … Continue reading

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May Workshops: Behind the Scenes at CWIL

Members of the Cree Literacy Network including Dorothy Thunder, Arok Wolvengrey, Arden Ogg and Jean Okimâsis, have been proud to collaborate with Antti Arppe and his computational linguistics team at the University of Alberta since 2013 in the SSHRCC-funded project, … Continue reading

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