A little Cree thinking about Math from Delvin Kanewiyakiho

Some basic practical math concepts, and basic vocabulary – a video from Delvin Kanewiyakiho created for the “Math people at the Catholic School Board office in Saskatoon.”

Some vocabulary from this video (in SRO, cited from the Wolvengrey Dictionary):

  • akihcikêwin ᐊᑭᐦᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ NI counting (CW)
  • ê-akihcikêt ‘he or she is counting’
  • wâhyaw ᐋᐧᐦᔭᐤ IPC far, far away (CW)
  • cîki ᒌᑭ IPC close, close by, near, nearby, near to (CW)
  • mistahi ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ IPC much, greatly, a great deal, a lot, lots; very, very many; very much so (CW)
  • apisîs ᐊᐱᓰᐢ IPC a little, a little bit (CW)

Search “Delvin Kanewiyakiho” on Youtube for dozens of other useful nêhiyawêwin words of the day.


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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