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Cree Classes in Calgary

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pê-nêhiyawêk: Come speak Cree!

There are so many exciting summer workshops and Cree language learning opportunities. If you know of a good one, please comment below, or send me a poster at creeliteracy@gmail.com (or inbox me on Facebook): it would be great to gather … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: My Life

Click here to download 11×17 pdf poster for printing.  

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Solomon Ratt: nêhiyawêmototawin

nêhiyawêmototawin; nêhiyaw-ayisiyiniw niya, ninohtê-nêhiyawi-pîkiskwân. kiskinwahamawin: nêhiyawîhcikêwin mîna nêhiyawisistâwin, ninohtê-nêhiyawâtisin.

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In Honour of the TRC Report: ahkamêyimok! (y-dialect)

With thanks to Solomon Ratt – and his ability to thrive against all odds – for helping express these thoughts in Cree: kimâmiyonêyimitinân mîna kimawimôstamâtinân kahkiyaw iyiniwak ohpimê wîkiwâhk ohci kâ-kî-nitawi-kiskinwahamâkosicik; ka-miyo-tôtâkosiyêk mîna ka-sôhkisiyêk. mistahi pê-âyiman kâ-mâmawi-kitimahikawêyêk mâka mîna kisôhkisinâwâw kiyâpic âtiht … Continue reading

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tāpitaw ta-kī-kakwē-miyo-kwayaskohtēyan / Walk in Balance and Beauty (y-dialect)

Gorgeous collaboration of photo and audio from Solomon Ratt, translation into Cree by Arok Wolvengrey, and expert vocabulary provided by Jean Okimāsis.

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Solomon Ratt, 2013: “On the Threshold of a Dream” (y-dialect)

Click the player to listen and read along with Solomon. Click the link at the bottom of the page to download the sound file. Please email me at creeliteracy<at>gmail.com if you’d like a higher resolution copy of this image for … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: There is Harmony Again (y-dialect)

Click to listen and read along. Scroll to the bottom of this page to download the audio. This piece is written (and read) in y-dialect. Click here to download audio recording.

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miyo-ohcêtowi-kîsikanisik: A New Year’s wish from Darren Okemaysim

  êkos ôma kâ-wî-kîsi-askîwik kipakosêyihtamâtinâwâw miyo-pimâtisiwin mîna miyo-waskawîwin ka-otihtikoyêk kâhkiyaw – miyo-ohcêtowi-kîsikanisik – sâkihik kâhkiyaw kiwahkômâkanak [ey-ko..soe.mu…kaa-wee-kee.si-us.key.wik…ki.pu.go.sey.tu.maa.ti.naa.wow….mee.yoo-pi.maa.ti.soo.win…mee.nu…mee.yoo-wus.ku.wee.win…ku-o.tee.ti.go.yeyk..- mee.yoo-oo.chey.to.wi-gee.si.gun.sik…- saa.gi.hik…kaa.key.yoe…ki.waah.koe.maa.gu.nuk] As the years come to an end, I wish that good life and good health in all that comes your  way … Continue reading

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Sun dogs

Quoting Wayne Goodspirit from the archives of the Facebook Group “Nêhiyawêwin (Cree) Word/Phrase of the Day”: ayisk nîwiya ê-itêyihtamân kî-ayiman wahwês êtikwê ta-kisin’ pipohk. A long time ago, it was considered a blessing to surpass the tough test each winter … Continue reading

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