awas! Go away! (most dialects)

awas! ᐊᐘᐢ
“Go away!”

Solomon Ratt models the latest fashion for social isolation during Coronavirus – received from his FaceBook friend Grace Nihithaw Iskwew. (Note that it also matches his welcome mat). As you can tell from the photo, he’s rather proud! (Scroll down for further info about the t-shirt.) 

ayapik, pêyahtik!
“Stay home, be safe (everyone)!”

  • awas should be the same for all dialects. maskwâtisik, too. The Y in kahkiyaw changes to th or n for those dialects.

Grace’s t-shirts are available via her FaceBook group: Grace’s CREEations:


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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