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/

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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