Stay home: Learn Cree 19. Social Distancing

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?  

Today, three printable social reminders, thanks to Belinda Daniels and her colleagues at nêhiyawak Language Experience. The first two offer culturally appropriate social distancing reminders. The third offers every-day advice for staying healthy at home (scroll down for audio thanks to Randy Morin). (Remember to use option-click or alt-click on the typed text following the images to look up each word in the itwêwina online dictionary). 

piskihtisik kanakê nîso amiskwak isi.

nânitaw pêyak iyâpêw ka-isi-kinosit. 

  • tâhto-kîsikaw itohtamowina
  • postâyawinisê
  • wayawi
  • kakwê waskawê
  • kiyokê
  • kitâpimiso
  • kâya osâm mistahi âpacihtâ mamâtawi-âpacihcikan
  • kakwê miyo-itohta
  • kanâcihcikê
  • kâya kosta ta-kakwêcihkêmoyan
  • mistahi nipiy minihkwê êkwa miyo mîcisowina kakwê míci
  • kakwê kiskisi, aciyaw ôma piko ôm ôma 

(About Sol’s shirt: https://creeliteracy.org/2020/03/17/awas-go-away-most-dialects/)

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