kahkiyaw kâ-wâhkôhtoyahk: We are all relatives (Cree Teaching, y-dialect)

Jerry Whitehead: Being around Kohkom (94×60 inches, collection of Dr David MacKinnon)

ka-kî-kiskêyihtêtan ôma, namôya kinwês mâka aciyawês piko ôma ôta kâ-ayâyahk wâsakâm askihk, êkwa ka-kakwê-miskêtân iyinîsiwin, kiskêyihtamowin, kistêyihtowin, mîna nânisitohtâtowin kahkiyaw ayisîyiniwak, êkosi ôma kahkiyaw kâ-wahkohtoyahk.

ᑳᑮᑭᐢᑫᔨᐦᑌᑕᐣ ᐆᒪ, ᓇᒨᔭ ᑭᓊᐢ ᒫᑲ ᐊᒋᔭᐍᐢ ᐱᑯ ᐆᒪ ᐆᑕ ᑳᐊᔮᔭᕽ ᐚᓴᑳᒼ ᐊᐢᑭᐦᕽ, ᐁᑿ ᑲᑲᑵᒥᐢᑫᑖᐣ ᐃᔩᓯᐏᐣ, ᑭᐢᑫᔨᐦᑕᒧᐏᐣ, ᑭᐢᑌᔨᐦᑐᐏᐣ, ᒦᓇ ᓈᓂᓯᑐᐦᑖᑐᐏᐣ ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ ᐊᔨᓰᔨᓂᐘᐠ, ᐁᑯᓯ ᐆᒪ ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ ᑳᐘᐦᑯᐦᑐᔭᕽ᙮

Realize that we, as human beings, have been put on this earth for only a short time and that we must use this time to gain wisdom, knowledge, respect and understanding for all human beings, since we are all relatives. Cree teaching, via SICC

With thanks to Dolores Sand for SRO spelling correction and audio, and to Kicknosway Apatchitwane Elaine for reminding me of this collection!

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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