Helen Pahtayken on the value of Cree Language (y-dialect)

Thanks to Ken Paupanekis for transcribing and translating this little video. As he says: “There’s nothing more refreshing than listening to a real speaker!”

anohc. anohc ê-nohtê-nanaskomon asay mîna ôta wâskitaskam

kitimî

mâka kîkway ê-nohtê-awîhtomân ê-nohtê-ayâcimowân

anohc ôma kâ-pimikîskak

kâ-pimasiyako

kâ-nohte-akwêsko ôma ôta.

Sorry that many have lost the language – it’s something that we should try and maintain. There aren’t that many people left.

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