National Aboriginal History Month Day Nine: pimotâtowin

CalendarUrban Native Magazine and Regina Aboriginal Professionals Association have launched a photograph challenge (for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) in honour of National Aboriginal History Month. They’re using the Twitter hashtag #NAHM2015PhotoADay.

Here at the Cree Literacy Network, we’ve decided to play along, by gathering the images suggested – but (with help from Solomon Ratt) captioning them in Cree.

For Day Nine, the word is Métis.

âpihtawikosisân / ᐋᐱᐦᑕᐏᑯᓯᓵᐣ

âpihtawikosisân immediately brings to mind the amazing, energetic, Cree-speaking Métis friend, Chelsea Vowel, whose blog by that name has addressed so many essential First Nations issues over the last couple of years. Have a look for yourself at:

Chelsea also has an energetic interest in living language and culture, and (boldly) carrying them forward – wherever we need to go – so I’m glad she’s given permission to use the “cover photo” from her podcast series, “Métis in Space” in which she and Molly Swain indulge their inner feminine, Métis, sci-fi nerds. Under this same banner, she’s also launched the Cree language series, “Unsettling Your Language”.



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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