CFWE Radio Edmonton: Conversational Cree – Listen Live

Taken directly from the CFWE Conversational Cree website:

Welcome to Conversational Cree on CFWE 98.5 FM in Edmonton!

Got questions? Wanna learn a specific word in Cree? Phrases? Greetings? Goodbyes? Thank-yous? Shoot a tweet to our Twitter page @ConvoCree or by using #ConvoCree on social media.

Listen Saturday morning at 8 and Wednesday night at 10 for Conversational Cree. Join Courtney Morin, Jim Cardinal and Dustin McGladrey for a fun interactive hour of Cree words, stories and lots of laughs! Made possible by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

This is our one hour program dedicated to nehiyawewin (Cree language) resurgence and revitalization. We want to share the Cree language with everyone by creating the opportunity for non-Cree speaking people to begin to learn.

Cree has many dialects; Swampy Cree (N-dialect), Moose Cree (L-dialect), Wood Cree (TH-dialect), and Atihkamek Cree (R-dialect). Additionally, there is the Plains Cree (Y-dialect) that our Conversational Cree speakers will be focusing on. Nehiyawewin (neh-hee-yow-way-win) is spoken predominantly in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Southern Manitoba.

Across the Cree dialects, there are approximately 120,000 speakers, from the Northwest Territories and Alberta to Labrador.

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Looking for other radio stations with Cree language content? Here are a few to check out! ‎

One Response

  1. I love this show! It was listening to this show every week got me into studying Cree. Self-study at first using the print and online resources available – there are lots! Just completed my first live on-line conversation course out of Northern Lights College with a fluent speaker and am registered for Cree language and culture camp in Saskatchewan this summer. Want to encourage anyone who is interested to listen to Conversational Cree and embrace this beautiful language!

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