While we’re all in isolation, we’re going to try to post one video a day from Sol’s existing teaching library, and the teaching libraries of some of his friends. Like Sasquatch himself, Solomon Ratt has experience with self isolation. Who better to help out with online Cree lessons for remote learning?
Social isolation has its pros and cons as we see in today’s story, previously published in Solomon Ratt’s book “Woods Cree Stories” published by University of Regina Press in 2014). This is the original version (the one in the book is somewhat expanded). Text and artwork by Sol, except for screens, 2, 9, 10 and 11 which were done by Sol’s son, Jesse Carpenter.
(About Sol’s shirt: https://creeliteracy.org/2020/03/17/awas-go-away-most-dialects/)