It is with tremendous pride and delight that we learned today that Solomon Ratt – the one and only Solsquatch – has been named to the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, along with five other prominent community leaders. While we at the Cree Literacy Network have the opportunity to watch and learn from Sol every day, it is especially gratifying to see him recognized by the Province of Saskatchewan for his inexhaustible contributions to Cree language reclamation, revitalization and resurgence.
ᑖᐻ ᐁ ᑲᐢᑭᐦᑕᒫᓱᐟ
Truly, he has earned it for himself / He is truly deserving.
Also remarkable: the medal will be presented in November by a Cree-speaking Lieutenant Governor, Russ Mirasty.
tâpwê kihci! kimamihcihinân!
ᑖᐻ ᑭᐦᒋ! ᑭᒪᒥᐦᒋᐦᐃᓈᐣ!
Truly great! You make us proud.