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Neal McLeod and Kegedonce launch Neechie Hustle

“Neechie Hustle takes place largely on the fictitious Broken Elbow First Nation in Saskatchewan. The novel provides a satirical look at the Indian Act and also looks at the emergence of neechie swagger of the late 1960s and 1970s.” Congratulations to … Continue reading

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“Feds Rushing to help save endangered Indigenous languages”

CBC News sure can write a great headline! Read more here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/canada-indigenous-languages-legislation-1.4285633 It was a genuine pleasure for me to meet Arif Virani and his colleagues in Winnipeg last month for pre-engagement hearings on the new Indigenous Languages Act, and … Continue reading

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Charlie Venne: Cree Verbs with Caitlyn (th-dialect, video)

Charlie Venne, who manages the website for Gift of Language and Culture published this video on Youtube in October 2010. It’s a beauty, and young Miss Caitlyn has genuine star power. In the video, Charlie teaches seven verbs (in th-dialect) … Continue reading

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Francis McAdam Saysewahum: Heart Lodge

Thanks to Sylvia McAdam for permission to post this video of her her wonderful father, Francis, teaching from his hospital bed on August 20th. He needs one of those t-shirts that say, “Old School Cree: Built to Last”. I would … Continue reading

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Knighton Hillstrom on Medicinal Plants via Cathy Wheaton at Lac LaRonge

têniki to Cathy Wheaton for permission to share this video recorded at Lac la Ronge Indian Band Health Services (LLRIBHS) Cultural Gathering in La Ronge, August 2017. Our instructor is Knighton Hillstrom who teaches us about handling the plants with respect … Continue reading

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Abel Charles Live from LaRonge via MBC Radio

Beautiful show 23 August 2017 on MBC about the benefits of traditional moss bags, and baby swings and breastfeeding for babies, Abel Charles interviewed Kayla Ratt (and her very well-behaved little one who added just the right amount of “pre-” … Continue reading

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mino tipiska, nohkom! Have a happy birthday, kohkom Sarah Harper

The Cree Literacy Network is in great company today sending our very best wishes to Sarah Harper, who is celebrating her 111th birthday yesterday at Bunibonibee Cree Nation (Oxford House, Manitoba). Sarah is also being celebrated in the Winnipeg Free Press in … Continue reading

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Kevin Brousseau in Le Devoir: “Cree Languages without Borders”

From the 21 August 2017 issue of Montreal’s Le Devoir, newspaper: a great piece by Marie Michele Sioui in which linguist Kevin Brousseau talks about Cree as a language continuum that stretches – without borders – from Alberta to Labrador. … Continue reading

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tatawâw: There’s room for everyone

It’s particularly sweet for me to see these CBC reports about the outreach for reconciliation coming from Muskeg Lake (in partnership with the Mennonite Central Committee), because I’ve always been so generously welcomed there myself. I’ve attended services in that … Continue reading

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What I did on Mid-term Break – Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

It’s taken a while to get computers and software to cooperate, but I’ve finally managed to download this great video about the March 2017 language camp. Narration, transcription, translation and video wizardry *all* by Solomon Ratt. wahwâ nâpêw! Hope he’s … Continue reading

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