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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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Chipmunk Christmas Link Repaired

It’s not just Chipmunks who are in a hurry for Christmas! Several people have been kind enough to report a broken link to Dolores Sand’s recording of the Chipmunk’s Christmas Song. I’m happy to report the link is now repaired! … 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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New project funded: The Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak

Congratulations to elder William Dumas and his many collaborators for inspiring a whole collection of books to accompany the  award-winning book, Pîsim Finds her Miskanow. Thanks to Robert Falcon Ouellette (Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, and dedicated Cree language learner) … Continue reading

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From “A Framework for Indigenous Language Legislation”

As Solomon Ratt observes, the original is written entirely in the language of ‘omânitêwak’ (visitors, that is, English), so he’s remedying that by translating the six recommendations into th-dialect here. Listen and learn! Here’s a link to the original document … Continue reading

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Typing Syllabics on your Computer: Installing what you need via LanguageGeek

Finding fonts and keyboards to type syllabics is an issue that many people struggle with. Here’s a first try at presenting and explaining what is needed and why. It would be great if someone would volunteer to be a guinea … Continue reading

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A Sweet Day for Literacy in Cree: Rosanna Deerchild, Calling Down the Sky

The launch of Rosanna Deerchild’s Cree-language edition of Calling Down the Sky on Sunday, 29 November 2017 at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg was poignant and sweet. The photos here – most from Rosanna’s Facebook Feed – capture the best of the event, … Continue reading

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