akihtâsona – Numbers Poster

A gorgeous printable resource from typographer Robin Mitchell Cranfield – with thanks for permission to share it! From Robin’s own blog:
This printable poster (use button at bottom of post to download) displays numbers 1 – 10 in Cree, in both the y-dialect spoken in Alberta and southern Saskatchewan, also known as nêhiyawêwin or Plains Cree, and in the n-dialect also known as Swampy Cree or nêhinawêwin, spoken in Manitoba and the Saskatchewan communities of Cumberland House and Shoal Lake.

The lovely illustration (used with permission) is by Julie Flett adapted from her book We All Count. Arden Ogg of the Cree Literacy Network, who wrote the preface for We All Count, generously lent her time to copyedit this poster. Thanks, Arden!

The poster is 11 x 17 inches, so if your printer can print it on a 12 x 18 sheet of paper, that’s perfect. Otherwise, print on a standard tabloid sheet and “shrink to fit”.


Robin also included a link to the marvellous Brian McDonald (and friends) singing his numbers song: https://youtu.be/zi2wmz_SxzI

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