Make Your Ancestors Proud (y-dialect)

pîkiskwê kipîkiskwêwin kika-mamihcihâwak kitâniski-wâhkômâkanak

ᐲᑭᐢᑵ ᑭᐲᑭᐢᑵᐏᐣ ᑭᑲᒪᒥᐦᒋᐦᐋᐘᐠ ᑭᑖᓂᐢᑭ ᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓇᐠ

Speak your language: you will make your ancestors proud

You can get started right away, too, by listening to the audio, and reading along.

This meme was inspired by another one, in English, but the concept of “ancestor energy” doesn’t really make sense in Cree. Truthfully: even though it sounds kind of cool, we’re not even sure what it means in English. Instead, Sol has interpreted the idea in a way that would make more sense to those ancestors (to help make them proud!) and we’re borrowing the ideas of ancestors and energy via the artwork of Dawn Marie Marchand’s (used with permission).

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