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FNU 2018 Powwow – Darren Okemaysim

Thanks to Darren Okemaysim for letting me post his powwow thought of the day: Consider it his personal invitation! wî-pwâtisimonâniwan ôta oskana kâ-asastêki. miywâsin mâna omânitêwak kâ-takosihkik êkwa mistahi ka-kiyokâtonâniwan. kaskêyihtamaskatiwinâniwan pâhkici mâna sipwêtêtwâwi ispîhk mâka ohcitaw miyo-ispayin kapê-ayi mâna. … Continue reading

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Love Pours – Billy Joe Laboucan (Northern y-dialect)

    Thanks and deep respect to Billy Joe Laboucan for permission to share this poignant tribute to his late daughter Bella, who became one of the legions of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in 2013 at the age ot … Continue reading

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Cree Language Gathering: Fisher River, Manitoba

Cree Language & Cultural Gathering | March 23 – 25, 2018 | Fisher River Community Hall (Manitoba). It’s not clear who to contact for more information, but you could try messaging the Fisher River Cree Nation FaceBook Group: https://www.facebook.com/fisherrivercreenation/  

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Neon Cree in Winnipeg: Joi T. Arcand

Joi Arcand’s Cree language installations in the form of business signage are not new (you can read more about an earlier one here), but her current work, showcased in the “Insurgence/Resurgence” installation currently on display at the at the Winnipeg … Continue reading

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Public Art in Saskatoon: sîpiy mîna kîsik

This new work in neon is the creation of Cree artists Joseph Naytowhow, Kenneth T. Williams and lead artist Tony Stallard. It presents the words sîpiy mîna kîsik, meaning river and sky, in syllabics. It is scheduled to be displayed for the … Continue reading

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Billy Joe Laboucan: Cooperation Bush-style

Thanks to Billy Joe Laboucan for letting me share this great little story. Mary Cardinal Collins calls it a great example of “mâmawohkamâtow sakâwiyiniw style” (cooperation, bush-(people)-style). And it would make a great story for kids. (Now, if he’d only record … Continue reading

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Maskosis Goes to School – New Cree App available online

Thanks to Ramona Washburn for sharing purchase details of this new app from Samson Cree Nation, and congratulations to everyone there who helped with its creation. I can’t wait to try it out! “Maskosis Goes To School” Cree App by … Continue reading

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Super Blue Blood Moon – Vocabulary

        kotâwîwi-pîsim / ᑯᑖᐑᐏᐲᓯᒼ (eclipse; literally: sun sinking under ground) wanitipiskipayiw / ᐘᓂᑎᐱᐢᑭᐸᔨᐤ (darken, suddenly get dark, be an eclipse) mētoni kihcinêkan-pisîm / ᒣᑐᓂ ᑭᐦᒋᓀᑲᐣ ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐃᐧᐲᓯᒼ (super moon) sîpihko-pisîm / ᓰᐱᐦᑯ ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐃᐧᐲᓯᒼ (blue moon) mihko-pisîm / ᒥᐦᑯ ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐃᐧᐲᓯᒼ (blood moon) … Continue reading

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Catherine Moise’s Little Song (th-dialect, video)

A really charming little song from Catherine Moise of Lac Brochet who made up her own Cree words to the tune of Mother Maybelle Carter’s You are my Flower – and had her daughter Lisa post it on Facebook,. People … Continue reading

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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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