Category Archives: Seasonal

12 Days of Christmas: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect, with audio)

What do you get if you take a Christmas song that’s already loved for packing in a lot of nonsense, and translate it into Cree where the nonsense demands a whole lot more syllables? (Thanks, Sol: Love the hat!) A … Continue reading

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2017: pawâcakinisîsipîsim / ᐸᐚᒐᑭᓂᓰᓯᐲᓯᒼ / December

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for allowing the Cree Literacy Network to share his 2017 calendar, complete with his own original illustrations. Following his request, we will post one image at the beginning of each month. For those who like to plan a … Continue reading

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Who knew Santa was a Hoop Dancer?

James Jones gives a new definition to “lively and quick” in this epic hoop dance that Cathy Wheaton recently shared on Facebook. He’s dancing to Moccasin Burner by Northern Cree, but his moves are flashier than the lights on that … Continue reading

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2017: ihkopîwipîsim / ᐃᐦᑯᐲᐏᐲᓯᒼ / November

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for allowing the Cree Literacy Network to share his 2017 calendar, complete with his own original illustrations. Following his request, we will post one image at the beginning of each month. For those who like to plan a … Continue reading

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ithiniw-simâkanisihkânak / Indian Veterans: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

A new poem (2017) by Solomon Ratt to recognize the sacrifice of Indigenous Veterans, and the shameful treatment they received on their return.  Click here to read the story about Sol’s poem reported by the Office of the Treaty Commissioner: http://www.otc.ca/reconciliations/details/indigenous_veterans.html … Continue reading

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cîpay-kîsikâw – Halloween (#CreeSimonSays)

For additional Halloween vocabulary, Click on the “Category” menu on the right and scan for “Halloween” under “Seasonal”!

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2017: pimihâwipîsim / ᐱᒥᐦᐋᐏᐲᓯᒼ / October

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for allowing the Cree Literacy Network to share his 2017 calendar, complete with his own original illustrations. Following his request, we will post one image at the beginning of each month. For those who like to plan a … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: Stolen Mocassins – Stolen Love (th-dialect with audio)

ohpahowipîsim: nikâwîpan mîkisihkâcikîw; î-kaskikwâtamâkoyâhk oski-pahkîkinaskisina kita-kikiskamâhk kâwi itohtîyâhki Residential School kistapinânihk. ᐅᐦᐸᐦᐅᐏᐲᓯᒼ: ᓂᑳᐑᐸᐣ ᒦᑭᓯᐦᑳᒋᑮᐤ ᐄᑲᐢᑭᒁᑕᒫᑯᔮᕽ ᐅᐢᑭ ᐸᐦᑮᑭᓇᐢᑭᓯᓇ ᑭᑕ ᑭᑭᐢᑲᒫᕽ ᑳᐏ ᐃᑐᐦᑏᔮᐦᑭ residential school ᑭᐢᑕᐱᓈᓂᕽ᙮ August: my late mother beads: she is sewing new moccasins for us to wear when we go back … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt’s First Trip to Residential School (th-dialect, audio)

For Orange Shirt Day, 30 September 2017 tahto-awâsis mistahi itîthimâw / ᑕᐦᑐᐊᐚᓯᐢ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᐃᑏᖨᒫᐤ tahto-awâsis mistahi itêyimâw / ᑕᐦᑐᐊᐚᓯᐢ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᐃᑌᔨᒫᐤ Every child is thought of highly nikotwâsik nikî-itahtopiponân nistam kâ-kî-sipwîhtahikawiyân iskonikanihk ohci kita-nitawi-ayamihcikîyân kistapinânihk. All Saints Indian Student Residential … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2018: Solomon Ratt’s New Calendar

The never-idle Solomon Ratt has just sent his 2018 calendar: 2018Calendar Please feel free to download and even have the pdf printed for your personal or classroom use with Sol’s best wishes and those of the Cree Literacy Network. For … Continue reading

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