Category Archives: Audio (y-dialect)

Eight Great Ways to Help Yourself Learn Cree: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect, audio)

If you’d like to download all eight images at once for printing, click here for the pdf. Click here for a prayer to help with Step 5. Click the audio link to listen and read along:     8 kiskisiwina … Continue reading

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Solomon’s Christmas Cards 2017 (y- and th-dialects with audio)

Help spread the Christmas spirit in Cree with very best holiday wishes from the Cree Literacy Network. Download Solomon Ratt’s Christmas card images to print your own cards. And don’t forget to listen to the audio to practise your pronunciation! … Continue reading

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Man-made Rainbows: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect, audio)

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What is SRO, and how can it help me learn Cree?

Cree speakers as fluent as nôhkomipaninânak (our late grandmothers) in this photo are precious and rare in 2017. Many of them fought to retain their language in spite of Residential Schools that tried to beat it right out of them. … Continue reading

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Sing and Dance along with Lil Kohkom: kîspin kisâkihin

With thanks to #CreeSimonSays for the delightful video of this beloved Classic. kîspin kisâkihin (tune: Heel and Toe Polka) ôma nikamowinis kâ-pâhpihk ohci. nâpêsis ê-wâpamit iskwêsisa ê-ocêmât. this (is a) little song for laughter a boy is seen kissing a … Continue reading

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Asani – ayîkis (y-dialect, audio)

Thank you to Sherryl Sewepagaham for permission to share this sweet, original composition that she recorded with her group Asani in 2009. The a capella trio includes Sherryl, Sarah Pocklington and Debbie Houle, who first met in the Grant McEwan … Continue reading

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Wayne Jackson: tipiskâw mêkwac (y-dialect, audio)

Wayne Jackson’s translation of Rod Stewart’s “Tonight’s the Night” is hot stuff! I’d say the same about Wayne, but everybody already knows! (Thanks, Wayne, for permission to share!) Note that this is not a direct literal translation: rather, in the … Continue reading

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University of Saskatchewan Honour Song

This honour song, posted by the University of Saskatchewan was composed by the late Tyrone Tootoosis. Tootoosis was approached following traditional First Nations protocol, to create a song making reference to “A Treaty Right to Education.” http://aboriginal.usask.ca/about/first-nation-and-metis-relations.php#Music

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Chamakese & Gladue – Honour Our Women (video, y-dialect)

Thanks to Jason Chamakese for permission to post this song in Cree, honouring women. Jason is playing the flute, while Robert Gladue sings and drums. (I first found the song when Sylvia Mcadam Saysewahum shared it on Facebook). They describe … Continue reading

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Canada 150: Let’s celebrate survival – Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

Canada 150 years celebrations…but what do we First Nations people celebrate? Let’s celebrate that we still speak our languages; let’s celebrate that we still follow our traditions; let’s celebrate our resilience; let’s celebrate that we still live on our land … Continue reading

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