I’ve known Darren so long, I can’t even remember when we met. It was a genuine treat to see him, and get a big bear hug at the SICC Language Keepers Conference a few weeks ago. In sharing his Facebook post here, my friends and colleagues at the Cree Literacy Network join me in returning — and helping to spread — his kind thoughts and good wishes. As Les Skinner responded (also on Facebook): tâpwê miywâsin kinanâskomitin Darren.
kâ-ati-kîsipipayik ôma askîwin, nipakosêyihtamâtinâwâw ka-miyo-ohcêtowi-kîsikanisiyêk kâhkiyaw,
ka-miywâyâyêk êkwa ka-nâkatêyimâyêkok kâhkiyaw kiwahkômâkanak
As the year ends, I hope for a good New Year to you all, to have good health and to care for all your family members.