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Wîsahkêcahk and the Chickadee – Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

It’s late in the season for this Wîsahkêcahk story – so you may have to look for some snow while you’re listening – but thanks to Ben Godden for his amazing work transcribing the story-telling juggernaut that is Solomon Ratt … Continue reading

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Cree Online Study Group Continues

The weekly online Cree study group with Dorothy Thunder that began in January this year is continuing Thursday evenings at 7:30 Saskatchewan time. To quote Dorothy after last week’s lesson, “learning Cree is simply the BEST!!! Students are moving forward … Continue reading

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āstamik pī-nitohtamok ācathohkīwina ōti mistahi-sākahikanihk

Sorry I can’t be there, too – but hoping we’ll see pictures, and maybe some âcimowina on video!

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Blue Quills Conference on Indigenous Thought, May 2017

An exciting opportunity for those lucky enough to travel: The theme of the conference, Indigenous Thought and Being, is about celebrating Indigenous peoples’ reclamation of their own systems and knowledge and Indigenous thought regarding present day issues. We will explore … Continue reading

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Dr Freda Ahenakew Branch: Saskatoon Public Library Naming Ceremony

I’ve haven’t got much to add to the Eagle Feather News report of the library renaming in Saskatoon on Friday, 10 February 2017. It was a wonderful, wonderful event for the hundreds (yes! hundreds!) who attended. The Cree Literacy Network … Continue reading

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Cree Stories with Louis Bird: Winnipeg

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UofA wahkotowin Project Intensive – June 2017

What an opportunity for the lucky few who get accepted! NS 403/NS 503/LAW 599 – The ᐘᐦᑯᐦᑐᐏᐣ wahkohtowin Project Intensive: ᒥᔪ ᐑᒉᐦᑐᐏᐣ miyo-wîcêhtowin  Principles and Practice The Cree concept of wahkohtowin (roughly: our inter-relatedness and interdependence) has been a central … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: International Mother Tongue Day, 21 February 2017 (th-dialect with audio)

ninanâskomon ôma kâ-pî-ispathik ithiniw-pîkiskwîwin kîsikâw. ninanâskomâwak nitâniskô-wâhkôwâhkômâkanak kâ-pî-âniskô-kiskinwahamâkoyahkwâw nîhithaw-isîhcikîwin mîna nîhithawâtisiwin, nîhithaw-pimâtisiwin. nipakosîthimon ôtî-nîkân kitâniskôtâpâninawak kitâti-âniskô-kiskinwahamawâcik ocawâsimisiwâwa, ôsisimiwâwa, kahkithaw nîhithawâtisiwin. ikwa anohc, âhkamîthimok, âh-âcathohkâtitok, nîhithawîstamâtitok. iyisâhok ta-wanihtâyîk kipîkiskwîwininaw. ᓂᓇᓈᐢᑯᒧᐣ  ᐆᒪ  ᑳᐱᐃᐢᐸᖨᐠ  ᐃᖨᓂᐤ ᐲᑭᐢᑹᐏᐣ  ᑮᓯᑳᐤ᙮ ᓂᓇᓈᐢᑯᒫᐘᐠ ᓂᑖᓂᐢᑰᐚᐦᑰᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓇᐠ  ᑳᐲᐋᓂᐢᑰᑭᐢᑭᐣᐘᐦᐊᒫᑯᔭᐦᒁᐤ ᓃᐦᐃᖬᐤ ᐃᓰᐦᒋᑮᐏᐣ ᒦᓇ … Continue reading

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Seeing more Cree in Oskana

CTV News Regina included Solomon Ratt’s mad syllabic skills in its recent piece about Regina street signs. Go Sol! Regina itself had a perfectly good Cree name to start with: oskana kâ-asastêki Pile of Bones. And the Cree word oskana is well … Continue reading

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nîhithaw âcimowina / Woods Cree Stories: Introduction (th-dialect, audio)

Thanks, Solomon, for providing this text from the Introduction to your book of Woods Cree stories – in audio form for reading along! Learn more about  this book (or even find links to order a copy of your own) at

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