kakîpâtisak: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

kî-kakwî-nipahtâwak nipîkiskwîwin
ispî kâ-kî-kiskinwahamawicik;
kakîpâtisak!
nikî-kiskinwahamawikwak
tânisi kita-isi-pasikôhtâyân 
anima kâ-kî-nâspitihkwâmiskahkwâw. 

ᑮ ᑲᑹ ᓂᐸᐦᑖᐘᐠ ᓂᐲᑭᐢᑹᐏᐣ
ᐃᐢᐲ ᑳ ᑮ ᑭᐢᑭᓌᐦᐊᒪᐏᒋᐠ;
ᑲᑮᐹᑎᓴᐠ!
ᓂᑮ ᑭᐢᑭᓌᐦᐊᒪᐏᑿᐠ
ᑖᓂᓯ ᑭᑕ ᐃᓯ ᐸᓯᑰᐦᑖᔮᐣ 
ᐊᓂᒪ ᑳ ᑮ ᓈᐢᐱᑎᐦᒁᒥᐢᑲᐦᒁᐤ᙮

They tried to kill my language
When they were educating me:
The fools!
They taught me how to raise
That which has been in a trance.

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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