Darren Okemaysim: Good thoughts in Cree

nêhiyawêwin anima pîkiskwêwin

[ney.hi.yu.wey.win…u.ni.mu…pee.kis.kwey.win]

The Cree language is a language

ka-nêhiyawêhk anima ka-wîhtamîhk ê-isi-ây-môsihtâniwik, ê-isi-pê-kiskêyihtamîhk otiyinîma kayâs opimâtisiwiniwâw, êkwa ê-isi-pê-pimi-osâpahtahk anohc pimâtisiwin, êkosi pikw-âwiyak kaskîhtâw ta-pîkiskwâtahk kîkwây.

[ku-ney.hi.yu.weyhk..u.ni.mu…ku-.weeh.tu.meehk…ey-i.si.-eye-moe.seeh.taa.noo.wik,…ey-i.si-pey-kis.key.’h.tu.meehk…o.tee.yi.nee.mu…ku.yaas…oo.pi.maa.ti.soo.wi.ni.wow, …ey.gwu…ey-i.si-pey.-pim-.o.saa.paah.taahk…u.noots…pi.maa.ti.soo.win,…ey.ko.si…pikw-.aa.wi.yuk kus.key’h.taaw…ta-pee.kis.kwaa.tuk…key.gweye.

To Speak Cree is to share one’s feeling, knowledge of his people’s history, and what one’s present perspective may be. Everyone is able to speak of something.

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