Bighorn Sheep

Thanks to Les Skinner for sharing some new vocabulary today via FaceBook:

Thanks to Les Skinner (aka Miskinâhk Askiy) for letting us share his photo of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, along with terminology he learned from asinîwacîwiyiniwak (Rocky Mountain people):

‘mâyatihkwak’ isiyîhkâsowak: They are called ‘mâyatihkwak’

The local word he was taught for mountain goat is wâpatihk (lit., “white caribou”).


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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