tapahtêyimiso: Be Humble







tapahtêyimiso cikêmâ askîhk ê-ohciyan; kistêyihtâkosi cikêmâ acâhkosihk ê-ohciyan.

ᑕᐸᐦᑌᔨᒥᓱ  ᒋᑮᒫ  ᐊᒑᐦᑯᓯᕽ  ᐁ ᐅᐦᒋᔭᐣᑭᐢᑌᔨᐦᑖᑯᓯ  ᒋᑫᒫ  ᐊᒑᐦᑯᓯᕽ  ᐁ ᐅᐦᒋᔭᐣ᙮ 

Be humble for you are made of earth; be noble for you are made of stars.

(Unattributed quote of unknown origin, translated by Solomon Ratt, audio by Solomon Ratt; photo credit: Rusty Gardiner).

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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2 Responses to tapahtêyimiso: Be Humble

  1. Aileen Clark says:

    Hello Arden,

    This is an absolutely beautiful proverb. Is this something you wrote? My kids are in a musical group and might want to use this in a song What kind of recognition would you require for using this in a song. Also, is there here any way to post the pronunciation?

  2. Arden Ogg says:

    Thanks for asking, Aileen, and thanks to Solomon Ratt for coming through once again with the audio.

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