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?
This little song, written by Alberta Elder Jerry Saddleback, teaches the syllabic chart. It is sung here by Wayne Jackson to his smallest (and indisputably cutest) Cree student ever. Use the chart below to sing along!
If you’re ready to learn more about Cree syllabics and how they compare with SRO spelling, here’s a link to a recent blog post from the Government of Canada’s “Our Languages” blog. (You might recognize the names of its authors!)
(About Sol’s shirt: https://creeliteracy.org/2020/03/17/awas-go-away-most-dialects/)