Sacred Stories Heal, Zoom Session 1: 1 February 2021, 7pm CST

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[11:50 am: Meeting link updated – should work now.]

  • Zoom sessions will take place each Monday in February: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd.
  • Each session begins at 7pm Central Standard Time.
    (7pm in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, 6pm in Alberta)
  • Sessions will be jointly hosted by Solomon Ratt and Ramona MacKenzie
  • Sessions will be recorded for later viewing online.

While we’re all waiting, here’s a little sound bite from Sol, to help set the scene:

[th-dialect]
nikiskisin wanihikîskanâhk kâ-kî-awâsisîwiyân. î-kî-pipohk, î-tahki-tipiskâk, mâci-sôhkithowîw ikosi kotak mihti nipônînân ikwa nikîsowisininân nisîsîp-akohpiminâhk. nohtâwiy mâmihk âmaciwîspimowinihk kî-mahiskam. nimisak kayâs kî-sipwîtahâwak ayamihâwi-kiskinwahamâtowikamikohk isi. nîthanân poko, nikâwiy, nîtha, nistîs, ikwa nisîmis ikota wâskahikanisihk kâ-kî-ayâyâhk, ita kapî-pipon kâ-wî-wîkiyâhk. ôhôw kitow. wâsaskocînkanis nisaskahînân ikwa nikâwiy mâci-âcathôhkîw, kotak wîsahkîcâhk âcathôhkîwin.

ᓂᑭᐢᑭᓯᐣ ᐘᓂᐦᐃᑮᐢᑲᓈᕽ ᑳ ᑮ ᐊᐚᓯᓰᐏᔮᐣ᙮ ᐄ ᑮ ᐱᐳᕽ, ᐄ ᑕᐦᑭ ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐠ, ᒫᒋ ᓲᐦᑭᖪᐑᐤ ᐃᑯᓯ ᑯᑕᐠ ᒥᐦᑎ ᓂᐴᓃᓈᐣ ᐃᑿ ᓂᑮᓱᐏᓯᓂᓈᐣ ᓂᓰᓰᐸᑯᐦᐱᒥᓈᕽ᙮ ᓄᐦᑖᐏᐩ ᒫᒥᕽ ᐋᒪᒋᐑᐢᐱᒧᐏᓂᕽ ᑮ ᒪᐦᐃᐢᑲᒼ᙮ ᓂᒥᓴᐠ ᑲᔮᐢ ᑮ ᓯᐿᑕᐦᐋᐘᐠ ᐊᔭᒥᐦᐋᐏ ᑭᐢᑭᓌᐦᐊᒫᑐᐏᑲᒥᑯᕽ ᐃᓯ᙮ ᓃᖬᓈᐣ ᐳᑯ, ᓂᑳᐏᐩ, ᓃᖬ, ᓂᐢᑏᐢ, ᐃᑿ ᓂᓰᒥᐢ ᐃᑯᑕ ᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᓂᓯᕽ ᑳ ᑮ ᐊᔮᔮᕽ, ᐃᑕ ᑲᐲ ᐱᐳᐣ ᑳ ᐑ ᐑᑭᔮᕽ᙮ ᐆᐦᐆᐤ ᑭᑐᐤ᙮ ᐚᓴᐢᑯᒌᐣᑲᓂᐢ ᓂᓴᐢᑲᐦᐄᓈᐣ ᐃᑿ ᓂᑳᐏᐩ ᒫᒋ ᐋᒐᖫᐦᑮᐤ, ᑯᑕᐠ ᐑᓴᐦᑮᒑᕽ ᐋᒐᖫᐦᑮᐏᐣ᙮

Thoughts of the trapline when I was a child. On a cold winter night the wind begins to rise so we put more firewood into the stove and snuggle in for the night under our down-filled comforters. Dad has gone downriver to Stanley for supplies. My older sisters have been gone for months to the Residential School. It’s only my mom, me, my older brother, and younger brother in the cabin which is our home for the winter. An owl hoots. In the candle light my mother begins another Wisahkecahk story.

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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