Review: Peepeekisis âtayôhkêwina: Sacred Stories of the Peepeekisis Cree Nation

A big thank you to Jesse Archibald-Barber of First Nations University for composing a review of this beautiful new book that is kwayask, “just right.” We are honoured to publish Jesse’s first Cree-language review, and delighted that he took time to record his reading of it for us to share as well.

[Scroll past the review to find ordering details: you’re going to want a copy of your own!]

Eleanor Brass omasinahikan tâpiskôc mêkiwin acâhkosihk ohci, kâ-kiskisohikoyahk pêci-nâway ispîhk pawâtamowina êkwa âtayôhkêwina kâ-kî-wîcihikoyahkok ta-kiskinohtahikoyahkok kipimâcihowininawa.

oski-nêhiyawascikêwin Brass otâcimowina êkwa miyo-masinipêhikêwina kipimâcihikonawak kitâniskômohcikaninawa askiy isi, tâpiskôc wâpakwanîwina nihtâwikihcikanihk kimâmitonêyihcikaninâhk.

êkosi ohci ôma miyo-masinahikan, kikiskisinânaw askiya kisiskâciwanihk ôma tâpwê iyiniw-askiy!

kinanâskomitinawâw Eleanor Brass kâ-kî-itiht, onêhiyawascikêwak, êkwa omasinipêhikêw.  hay-hay!

Eleanor Brass ᐅᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᑖᐱᐢᑰᐨ ᒣᑭᐏᐣ ᐊᒑᐦᑯᓯᕽ ᐅᐦᒋ, ᑳ ᑭᐢᑭᓱᐦᐃᑯᔭᕽ ᐯᒋ ᓈᐘᐩ ᐃᐢᐲᕽ ᐸᐚᑕᒧᐏᓇ ᐁᑿ ᐋᑕᔫᐦᑫᐏᓇ ᑳ ᑮ ᐑᒋᐦᐃᑯᔭᐦᑯᐠ ᑕ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᑕᐦᐃᑯᔭᐦᑯᐠ ᑭᐱᒫᒋᐦᐅᐏᓂᓇᐘ᙮

ᐅᐢᑭ ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐘᐢᒋᑫᐏᐣ Brass ᐅᑖᒋᒧᐏᓇ ᐁᑿ ᒥᔪ ᒪᓯᓂᐯᐦᐃᑫᐏᓇ ᑭᐱᒫᒋᐦᐃᑯᓇᐘᐠ ᑭᑖᓂᐢᑰᒧᐦᒋᑲᓂᓇᐘ ᐊᐢᑭᐩ ᐃᓯ, ᑖᐱᐢᑰᐨ ᐚᐸᑿᓃᐏᓇ ᓂᐦᑖᐏᑭᐦᒋᑲᓂᕽ ᑭᒫᒥᑐᓀᔨᐦᒋᑲᓂᓈᕽ᙮

ᐁᑯᓯ ᐅᐦᒋ ᐆᒪ ᒥᔪ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ, ᑭᑭᐢᑭᓯᓈᓇᐤ ᐊᐢᑭᔭ ᑭᓯᐢᑳᒋᐘᓂᕽ ᐆᒪ ᑖᐻ ᐃᔨᓂᐘᐢᑭᐩ!

ᑭᓇᓈᐢᑯᒥᑎᓇᐚᐤ Eleanor Brass ᑳ ᑮ ᐃᑎᐦᐟ, ᐅᓀᐦᐃᔭᐘᐢᒋᑫᐘᐠ, ᐁᑿ ᐅᒪᓯᓂᐯᐦᐃᑫᐤ᙮  ᐦᐊᐩ ᐦᐊᐩ!

Eleanor Brass’s book is like a gift from the stars, reminding us of a time when dreams and sacred stories helped guide our lives.

The new Cree translation of Brass’s stories and the beautiful illustrations revitalize our connection to the land, like flowers blooming in the fields of our imaginations.

With this wonderful book, we remember that the lands of Saskatchewan are truly Indigenous!

Thank you to Eleanor Brass, the Cree translators, and the illustrator.  hay-hay!

Books can be ordered directly from YNWP, McNally Robinson or from Indigo They will also be available soon from Amazon.

You can also download this PDF brochure with full ordering details, ideal for passing on to libraries, schools or other corporate purchasers (to give them a helpful nudge). Bulk or educational purchasers should email the publisher directly: or

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