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Poundmaker Museum Opening: With thanks to David MacKinnon and Roxanne Tootoosis

It was a fabulous day for the grand opening of the Poundmaker Museum at Poundmaker Cree Nation. The museum itself is a wealth of historical knowledge. The opening included various dignitaries including elders who spoke of the history of the … Continue reading

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kiskisiwin | remembering: Martha Stiegman and Jesse Thistle

A short but profound counter-narrative to Canada 150: First Nations people should not have to go to university to learn that they were here first. Powerful images, powerful words. Thank you, Jesse Thistle, for permission to share this here. kiskisiwin … Continue reading

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Health Canada: Canada’s Food Guide in Plains Cree and in Woods Cree, 2009

I was excited to find this 2009 edition of Canada’s food guide prepared in Cree and in other FN languages. I wish I knew who deserves the credit for this really useful translation work. It is provided there for sharing, … Continue reading

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iskwêwak / ᐃᐢᑵᐘᐠ / Women – Solomon Ratt

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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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