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Going Home: A residential school story by Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

kika-âcimostâtinâwâw: ᑭᑲ ᐋᒋᒧᐢᑖᑎᓈᐚᐤ: I’ll tell you all a story: ispî kâ-kî-awâsisiwiyâhk ohpimî nikî-kwâsihikawinân kita-nitawi-ayamihcikiyâhk nîtî kistapinânihk. mitâtaht pîsimwak ikotî nikî-ayânân ikwa ispî î-ati-pôni-akimiht opiniyâwipîsim nikî-kîwî-tâpâtikawinân mistahi-sâkahikanihk isi, pôsinâskohk î-pôsiyâhk. ᐃᐢᐲ  ᑳ ᑮ ᐊᐋᐧᓯᓯᐃᐧᔮᕽ  ᐅᐦᐱᒦ  ᓂᑮ ᑳᐧᓯᐦᐃᑲᐃᐧᓈᐣ  ᑭᑕ ᓂᑕᐃᐧ ᐊᔭᒥᐦᒋᑭᔮᕁ  ᓃᑏ … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: The Old Man and the Wihtikow (th-dialect)

Click the audio link for Solomon’s reading of this original story. kî‑kaskitipiskâw ikwa kî‑kîsitinithowîw. pah‑piyahtak wîkiwâhk kî‑pimahkamikisiwak awa piyak kisîtiniw ikwa onahâkaniskwîma ikwa ôsisima. î‑pîhâcik awa kisîtiniw okosisa ta‑pî‑kîwîthit. kayâs aspin awa nâpîw ikota ohci kâ‑kî‑sipwîhtît, î‑kî‑nitawi‑mâcît. kîtahtawî kâ‑pihtâhkwâw kîkway î‑matwîhtinithik … Continue reading

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Winston Wuttunee: Ninêstosin

At the recent NCI-FM “NCI Jam” Winston Wuttunee performed his classic favourite Ninêstosin along with singers and dancers from Winnipeg’s Aboriginal School of Dance. Clearly from this backstage rehearsal photo, none of them were tired yet! Many of Winston’s recordings are … Continue reading

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John Murdoch, 1981, on Syllabics

Although the Cree Literacy Network maintains its preference for Standard Roman Orthography, the syllabic system still retains a healthy collection of advocates. An interesting — but lengthy — read for both sides of the discussion is presented in the 1981 … Continue reading

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