Seeing more Cree in Oskana

Solomon Ratt writes out examples of Cree syllabics on Wed., Feb. 1, 2017. (CTV News)

CTV News Regina included Solomon Ratt’s mad syllabic skills in its recent piece about Regina street signs. Go Sol!

Regina itself had a perfectly good Cree name to start with: oskana kâ-asastêki Pile of Bones. And the Cree word oskana is well known around Regina as Wascana.

While we’re at it, renaming Dewdney Avenue – named for one of Sir John A’s enforcers in using famine to force First Nations compliance – is something we should all get behind.

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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