Indigenous People’s Day 2018 – Solomon Ratt


mitho-ithiniw-kîsikanisik  /  ᒥᖪᐃᖨᓂᐤᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐠ

mino-ininiw-kîsikanisik  /  ᒥᓄᐃᓂᓂᐤᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐠ

miyo-iyiniw-kîsikanisik  /  ᒥᔪ ᐃᔨᓂᐤ ᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐠ

Happy Indigenous People’s Day!

Indigenous People’s Day falls on the Summer Solstice. We don’t have a word that means “solstice” but kâ-mâwaci-kino-kîsikâk means ‘longest day of the year’. It’s also the time the sun starts moving south on the horizon as it rises and sets: sâwanaham pîsim.

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  1. Thank you for your teaching. I am a 60s Scoop child and am 62 years old. I have met my mother but not my father (died 6 years ago). I know that I am Cree from Northern Ontario – Moose Cree as far as I can determine. I am learning my original culture and language.

    So I wish you and all the people a wonderful longest day of the year kâ-mâwaci-kino-kîsikâk 🙂

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