Director Danis Goulet’s movie Night Raiders made a big impression at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. You can find the TIFF overview here.
Some of us are even more impressed that it was overdubbed in Cree. The Cree version is currently available for streaming on Crave TV at the following links (they will offer you a free 7-day trial if you’re not already a member):
Here’s what Bill Cook had to say about it – in Cree – on FaceBook. (Pro tip: “tagāgs” is Bill’s Creenglish form of takahki.)
tāpwī tagāgs ōma!!! mitoni anohc ka-kīsi-wāpahtamāhk ōma Night Raiders nīhithawī version ikwa nitānisiminān awa i-kī-nitawi-tahkohci-pîkiskwiyit ōma cikāstīpathīcikanihk mitoni mithōtākosiw i-nīhithawit. mistahi ninanāskomāwak Danis Goulet ikwa Tina Keeper ikwa asici kahkithaw aniki kakī-atoskātākwāw ōma ītho cikāstīpathīcikan. tāpwī mīna asici mithwāsin kahkithaw aniki nanātohk nīhithawīwin/nēhinawēwin/ininīmowin ikwa asici nêhiyawêwin!!!
ᑖᐿ tagāgs ᐆᒪ!!! ᒥᑐᓂ ᐊᓄᐦᐨ ᑲ ᑮᓯ ᐚᐸᐦᑕᒫᕽ ᐆᒪ Night Raiders ᓃᐦᐃᖬᐑ version ᐃᑿ ᓂᑖᓂᓯᒥᓈᐣ ᐊᐘ ᐃ ᑮ ᓂᑕᐏ ᑕᐦᑯᐦᒋ ᐲᑭᐢᑷᔨᐟ ᐆᒪ ᒋᑳᐢᑏᐸᖩᒋᑲᓂᕽ ᒥᑐᓂ ᒥᖫᑖᑯᓯᐤ ᐃ ᓃᐦᐃᖬᐏᐟ᙮ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᓂᓇᓈᐢᑯᒫᐘᐠ Danis Goulet ᐃᑿ ᑎᓇ Keeper ᐃᑿ ᐊᓯᒋ ᑲᐦᑭᖬᐤ ᐊᓂᑭ ᑲᑮ ᐊᑐᐢᑳᑖᒁᐤ ᐆᒪ ᐄᖪ ᒋᑳᐢᑏᐸᖩᒋᑲᐣ᙮ ᑖᐿ ᒦᓇ ᐊᓯᒋ ᒥᙽᓯᐣ ᑲᐦᑭᖬᐤ ᐊᓂᑭ ᓇᓈᑐᕽ ᓃᐦᐃᖬᐑᐏᐣ/ᓀᐦᐃᓇᐍᐏᐣ/ᐃᓂᓃᒧᐏᐣ ᐃᑿ ᐊᓯᒋ ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ!!!
This is right on!!! We just finished watching Night Raiders, the Cree version and our daughter did the voice over on this movie, and sounded good speaking Cree. I am grateful to Danis Goulet and Tina Keeper and also everone that was involved in this movie. Also it’s was nice to see all the different dialects represented.
The brief video clip below features voiceover of the character Waseese/Elizabeth provided by Bill Cook’s daughter BillieRose. (We’re uncertain who to credit with translation of the script – but we’re pretty proud of them, too!)