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?
To shake things up a little this weekend, we have a singalong treat from Dolores Greyeyes Sand. Dolores is widely known for the fun she creates translating Rock and Country classic tunes into Cree – most often with the help of elders from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. Today’s she’s sharing all nine tracks from her 2004 CD, Classics in Cree, complete with lyrics in SRO. (Here’s a link to our original post from 2016). She and I both hope you sing and laugh!
- nipīkinipayin (I Fall to Pieces)
- ēkāy ka-mātokāsoyan (Don’t Come Crying to Me)
- kapētipisk ka-nīmihitonaw (Rock Around the Clock)
- ninanamipayin (All Shook Up)
- kiya ē-kī-ohpiniyan (Wind Beneath My Wings)
- ocitaw kisãkihitin (Can’t Help Falling in Love)
- sãkihitowin (The Rose)
- kihci-kisēwãtisiwin (Amazing Grace)
- kīspin kisãkihin (Heel and Toe Polka)
(About Sol’s shirt: https://creeliteracy.org/2020/03/17/awas-go-away-most-dialects/)