National Aboriginal History Month Day Twenty-five: sênipân-wawêsîhowin

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 Twenty-five, the phrase is Ribbon Skirt/Shirt:

sênipân-wawêsîhowin / ᐍᓂᐹᐣ ᐘᐍᓰᐦᐅᐏᐣ

I may not know much about the tradition behind ribboned clothing, but I know what I like!

Thanks to Nina Wilson for permission to use these photos of her stunningly beautiful ribbon work!

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Screen grab from CBC video


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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