nikâwiy and awâsis: New Cree names for a planet and a star

Thanks to Alberta teacher Amanda Green and Wilfred Buck and the International Astronomical Union, Star HD 136418 is now officially named “Nikawiy“, which is the Cree word for “mother”, and planet HD 136418b is now officially known as “Awasis“, the Cree word for “child” Read the IAU’s version of the story here.

The Weather Network provides a great write-up at: https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/say-hello-to-awasis-canadas-very-own-newly-named-alien-planet?fbclid=IwAR0I7FBPEmFI6DZb1ESEQpZHTaFONVDRwqU31iigaUwOqWfB5gygq6bUbDI

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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