While we’re all in isolation, we’re going to try to post one video a day from Sol’s existing teaching library. Like Sasquatch himself, Solomon Ratt has experience with self isolation. Who better to help out with online Cree lessons for remote learning?
Having Sol model introducing himself (nice and slow) seems like a good place to start.
(About Sol’s shirt: https://creeliteracy.org/2020/03/17/awas-go-away-most-dialects/)
thank you hiyhiy
what a good idea
Thanks for doing this
Thank you so much for this!
I am Ojibwa and I have many Cree friends, I have learned some from them but have always wanted to learn more.
This is amazing!
Thank you very much.
Thank you so much for this! I am a Euro-Settler–Canadian who has two school-age daughters. We’ve been using this site A LOT during school closures. Every day we have “Cree class” and we go through these posts.
It’s been awesome!
im excited to see this.
im very excited to pass this on to my grandkids they need to learn our language ,im sure they well enjoy this so much.
Thank you. I’m starting a Cree class for friends and family every day.
Would like to learn….. the teacher will need a lot of patience with me… lol
I am getting it!!
What an awesome Website!! I have been trying to teach myself Cree for a couple years now and it has been really difficult. I think the main reason is I don’t know anyone who I can practice with.
I am trying to connect with my roots. It really appreciate your website.
Thank you 🙏
WoW Solomon! Im thinking I need to brush up on my Cree and so I did a search. Not sure if you remember me but you had a BIG impact on my studies in Regina. This is a great application and I was so happy to see your name. Rea-Anne Weekley Grad 199* SIAST something
Wow i wish too learn my mother tongue
This is Muhammad aND I am a teacher at Katawapiskak Elementary school, Attawaoiskat, ON. This is amazing website to learn Cree.
Thanks Muhammad, and welcome. I’m glad you’re finding stuff that works for you! ahkamêyimo! (persevere!)
Yes. My next step is learning my language once again
Just found this and sincerely hope there is more! Studiously soaking in everything!
I would like to learn Cree because it’s such a beautiful language, but I’m white. It’s that considered appropriation or appreciation? Thank you!
I’m non-Indigenous, too. I’ve been taught that learning the language is a sign of respect, but the language is not *my* birthright, and, as a second language speaker, I will never achieve “Native speaker” competence.
My mother and father are from Sweetgrass. Myself I was adopted out and raised within a white culture. I am interest in learning my culture and getting to know my native language.
I have always been interested in the Native American culture. I hope I can learn more about those amazing people, language, customs and traditions.
A language is what connects you to other people, breaks boundaries and you become enriched. Learning a Native American language is worthwhile, you celebrate other’s identity, your own and you have respect for their existence and yours.
You are contributing to the survival of the Cree language and many more.