National Indigenous People’s Day 2020 (Solomon Ratt, th-dialect)


kâwitha nakata ithiniwâtisiwin:
kapî ka-wîcîwikon;
kapî ka-wîcihikon.

tîpithahk acithaw nakata wanîwitowin:
kâkito!
nitohta!

kipihtowîwinihk ka-pihtawâwak kitâniskô-wâhkômâkaninawak
î-âcathôkâtikoyahkwâw.

kâmwâtan.

ᑳᐏᖬ ᓇᑲᑕ ᐃᖨᓂᐚᑎᓯᐏᐣ:
ᑲᐲ ᑲ ᐑᒌᐏᑯᐣ;
ᑲᐲ ᑲ ᐑᒋᐦᐃᑯᐣ᙮

ᑏᐱᖬᕽ ᐊᒋᖬᐤ ᓇᑲᑕ ᐘᓃᐏᑐᐏᐣ:
ᑳᑭᑐ!
ᓂᑐᐦᑕ!

ᑭᐱᐦᑐᐑᐏᓂᕽ ᑲ ᐱᐦᑕᐚᐘᐠ ᑭᑖᓂᐢᑰ ᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓂᓇᐘᐠ
ᐄ ᐋᒐᖫᑳᑎᑯᔭᐦᒁᐤ᙮

ᑳᒹᑕᐣ᙮

Don’t leave First Nations traditions behind:
They will always accompany you;
They will always help you.

Just for a bit leave the noisy confusion behind:
Be quiet!
Listen!

In the silence you will hear Our ancestors
Telling us sacred stories.

It is quiet and peaceful.

Click for past posts in honour of National Indigenous People’s Day:

https://creeliteracy.org/category/lesson-2/seasonal/national-indigenous-peoples-day/

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *