Urban 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 Thirteen, the word is elder.
kêhtê-aya / ᑫᐦᑌ ᐊᔭ
While we are grateful to all those elders who share their understanding of Cree culture and language, there’s no contest today in choosing a photo to capture the love, compassion and wisdom in the face of our own dear elder, Bette Spence who influenced so many lives in her years as a counselling elder at Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, and who continues to be an inspiration every day.