Category Archives: Video

#CreeSimonSays: Simon Bird and #LilMoshom

I’m a little late to catch on to the Cree language teaching phenomenon that Simon Bird has created with his Little Moshoom Facebook videos. He has an incredible 7,730 followers: and I think I was 7,731! But where Facebook lets you … Continue reading

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Some Valentine’s Day tips from #CreeSimonSays and #LilMoshom

One of the many great moments I enjoyed at the library naming last week was meeting Simon Bird, yet another of Freda’s former students who’s still out there promoting Cree language and literacy. Here – with his permission – is … Continue reading

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#CreeSimonSays #LilMoshom: Library

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wîsahkîcâhk and the wîhtikow (th-dialect, video)

Recorded in honour of Aboriginal Story Telling Month, February 2016. Traditionally, stories of Wîsahkêcâhk could only be told when the ground was covered with snow. Although the text for this story is arranged in a table to make it easier … Continue reading

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Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum): A Lesson from the Elders on Pity (y-dialect)

Thanks first to Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) for permitting this experiment, and then to Solomon Ratt and his transcription students – and to Dorothy Thunder – who all contributed to providing this full SRO transcript of this Elders’ teaching that Sylvia recorded on … Continue reading

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Stand By Me – Performed by Tristin Greyeyes and Saskatchewan Express

Gotta love this video from Sandra Ahenakew, with all its family connections. Tristin Greyeyes performs Stand By Me in Cree with backup from Saskatchewan Express – a travelling “stars of tomorrow” youth review, in concert in Regina, August 2016. Tristin’s kôhkompan, Freda … Continue reading

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Dance along with Powwow Sweat

Thanks to Facebook friend Una Verdandi for sharing the CBC article about the amazing (and hilarious) Powwow Sweat dance/workout series created by Stylehorse Collective and the Coeur d’Alene tribe in Idaho. The videos feature energetic powwow dancer Shedaezha Hodge. My favourite visual … Continue reading

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Dancing Ducks (th-dialect)

Recorded in honour of Aboriginal Story Telling Month, February 2016. Traditionally, stories of Wîsahkêcahk could only be told when the ground was covered with snow. The video above is a genuine oral performance – a live telling of the story from … Continue reading

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Little Startlers (th-dialect)

Recorded in honour of Aboriginal Story Telling Month, February 2016. Traditionally, stories of Wîsahkêcahk could only be told when the ground was covered with snow. This February 2016 video is Solomon’s live telling of the “Little Startlers” story that forms … Continue reading

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Astronomy via Wilfred Buck – and other Cree Astronomy Links

“Every culture in the Northern Hemisphere went outside at night and saw the same stars.” Hope I’m lucky enough to catch Rosanna Deerchild this week on CBC Radio’s  Unreserved to hear more from Wilfred Buck about Cree astronomy. The show airs … Continue reading

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