Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Songs & Carols – 2016

A collection of Christmas songs translated into Cree – mostly by Dolores Sand – who also kindly permitted the use of her audio recordings. Hope this helps out some of her fellow “Creechers” as they prepare for Christmas concert season! … Continue reading

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Christmas wishes from Neal McLeod*

(*Whom I’ve heard Santa sometimes calls âpihtaw-Abba in honour of his Cree-Swedish heritage.) tânisi santî kônat. mitonê kipah-pitikosin. ê-mah-mikoskâtêyihtamihit. kîspin ayiwak ê-pitosipayan, kisôkâwâspinên. minisa piko astêwa nicâhyihk. mahti mîciso ôma. pêyahtik santî kônat, pêyahtik. dear santa claus. you have become very chubby. … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings 2015 – From Solomon Ratt and the Cree Literacy Network!

Complete with audio! It was an honour to receive this greeting from Solomon Ratt (who is always much more prepared than I am!) and to pass it on to everyone in our Cree Literacy Network. The artwork is Sol’s own … Continue reading

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A Christmas Residential School Memory from Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

  Thanks to Solomon for sharing this bittersweet memory to coincide with the release of the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission – and in time for Christmas. (For more of Sol’s residential school stories, click on “Read Along … Continue reading

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miyo-manitowi-kîsikanisik with help from Rocky Morin

From the 2011 Grandma Jean Round Dance, via YouTube, Rocky Morin of Thundering Spirit sends wishes for Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, with just the right amount of sâkihitowin thrown in for good measure. Here’s some help for returning … Continue reading

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Merry (Woods Cree) Christmas, one and all!

With thanks for the gifts he gives us all year long, and warm greetings back to Solomon Ratt (and Kittie, of course) for the very best of the holiday season, wherever you may be speaking Cree!   For more Christmas … Continue reading

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Angelic new Cree-ations for Christmas 2013

From Jackie “Creeative Native” Traverse in Winnipeg: “When I was a little girl I used to wonder why all the angels had blonde hair and blue eyes…” Jackie is hard at work creating new images for Christmas cards. Watch for … Continue reading

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A Christmas message from Aaron Paquette to Remember All Year Long

There is enough and more for all. Taking makes us empty. Giving fills our souls. Live in faith and discard fear and serve your fellow being. It’s really that simple. When I see people with status emblems I wonder why … Continue reading

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More Christmas Carols

Thanks to Daniel O’Shea for the use of this chilly winter moon painting to accompany the Huron Carol in the collection of Christmas Carols in Cree. Listen to the Huron Carol sung in Cree by Dolores Sand here – or … Continue reading

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Cree Christmas Present

With Christmas approaching, Dolores Sand has put me to work making her collection of Christmas Carols available here at the Cree Literacy Network. I’ll be adding them a few at a time to the “pages” menu of the website, under … Continue reading

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