Mother’s Day 2021 – Andrea Custer (th-, y-dialects)

This lovely message was composed by Andrea Custer, in the middle of the mothering sandwich: celebrated this year by her own five children, while celebrating her own mother and grandmother, and mother-in-law. In the style of all the great Cree mothers and kohkoms, looking out for everyone at once.

kîsta mîna, Andrea: You too!


mitho-okâwîmâwi-kîsikanisik kahkithaw okâwîmâwak.
kîthawaw kâ-mâwaci mistakisoyîk, î-kaskitâyîk pimâtisiwin|ta-mîkiyîk
ikwa ithikohk î-sôhkitîhîyîk.
âthiman ta-ohpikihâwasoyîk mâka kipasikônâwâw tahto-kîsikâw kâh-kîhtwâm ta-kocihtâyîk. kisâkihikawinâwâw anohc ikwa tahto-kîsikâw.


miyo-okâwîmâwi-kîsikanisik kahkiyaw okâwîmâwak.
kiyawâw kâ-mâwaci mistakisoyêk, ê-kaskitâyêk pimâtisiwin ta-mêkiyêk
êkwa êyikohk ê-sôhkitêhêyêk âyiman ta-ohpikihâwasoyêk mâka kipasikônâwâw
tahto-kîsikâw kâh-kîhtwâm ta-kocihtâyêk.
kisâkihikawinâwâw anohc êkwa tahto-kîsikâw.

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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