Thanks to Solomon Ratt for sharing the following video excerpt from the October 2020 Virtual Convocation of First Nations University, emceed jointly in English and Cree by Dustin Brass and Simon Bird (#creesimonsays). The highlight of the video is the Valedictory address of Kathryn Netmaker, whose own Cree language studies (as a môniyâskwêw) made their way very capably into her remarks. It begins about five minutes in.
Bravo to Kathryn, and to all of FNU’s 2020 graduates.
mistahi kikihcêyimitinân ê-yahkohtêyêk.
ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᑭᑭᐦᒉᔨᒥᑎᓈᐣ ᐁ ᔭᐦᑯᐦᑌᔦᐠ᙮
“We think very highly of you upon your graduation.”