Kevin Lewis: kâ-nêyâsihk mîkiwâhpa

Lana Whiskyjack uses her digital storytelling superpowers to help spread the story of beautiful work going on at kâ-nêyâsihk mîkiwâhpa / ᑳ ᓀᔮᓯᕽ ᒦᑭᐚᐦᐸ / kâniyâsihk Culture Camps based at ministikwan / Island Lake, Saskatchewan.

In the video, Dr Kevin Lewis describes the evolution of the camps that began over 15 years ago, giving young people the chance to become oskâpêwisak: the helpers that elders rely on in ceremony. In the years since then, the camp has continued to grow, supporting and promoting language, culture, ceremony and all kinds of land-based learning in a stunningly beautiful setting (Lana’s video images are beautiful: there are even more gorgeous shots to be found on the website – along with Cree/English bilingual descriptions of camps and activities.)

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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