Our Languages Were Used: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

kipîkiskwîwininawa kî-âpatanwa ta-paskithâkiyahk kayâs kâ-kî-nôtinitonânowik

ᑭᐲᑭᐢᑹᐏᓂᓇᐘ ᑮ ᐋᐸᑕᓌ ᑕ ᐸᐢᑭᖭᑭᔭᕽ ᑲᔮᐢ ᑳ ᑮ ᓅᑎᓂᑐᓈᓄᐏᐠ

Our languages were used to win the war long ago.

The photo here, from Historica Canada, features the Tomkins brothers (l-r): John Smith, Henry, Peter, Charles and Frank. Charles (aka Checkers) may be best known for his code talking work. Learn more about Cree Code Talkers from the Canadian Encyclopedia or search the Cree Literacy Network for “code talker“; also, search for “Remembrance Day.”

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