Knighton Hillstrom on Medicinal Plants via Cathy Wheaton at Lac LaRonge

têniki to Cathy Wheaton for permission to share this video recorded at Lac la Ronge Indian Band Health Services (LLRIBHS) Cultural Gathering in La Ronge, August 2017. Our instructor is Knighton Hillstrom who teaches us about handling the plants with respect and some of their medicinal uses. Cathy gives us a great chance to learn the names of the plants as she copies his pronunciation. I’ve added as many plant names as I can: I’d welcome further comments!  Thanks also to Sadi Bronco (aka Frances Buchan) for helping to get us all in touch. You can find more of Cathy’s videos in the Facebook group “Spoken Cree Video Group”.

wâkinâkan tamarack tree

napakâsihtak (balsam pine, silver pine)

atihtêminak (blueberries); also, iyiniminsîpihkomin

pithîkomina (bear berries); also maskomin

athôskanak, athôskanahtikok (raspberry bush leaves) also ayôskanâhtik

minahikwâhtik (black spruce)

sihtapihkwan (pine cone)

waskwêtoy (pine cone)

môsomina (moose berries)

pihêw-mina (partridge berries, bunch berries)

  • Remember that in th-dialect area, the ê sound is always pronounced as î.






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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