2023 Calendar: Solomon Ratt, y- and th-dialects

2023 Calendar – Finalized and ready to print as of 6 September 2022 (with thanks to our Eagle-eyed proofreaders!)

Each year, we design and present our calendar as a gift for others to download at no charge (so long as they’re not used for profit). We’re not able to offer them for sale because we don’t have the time or staff to handle large print runs, payment handling or shipping. We are proud to support Cree language reclamation and revitalization through free resources like this; if you’d like to help, we’d welcome your donation.

This post presents the 2023 calendar two ways:

  1. As a gallery of 12 images you can scroll through. Click on each image to see it full size.
  2. As a PDF file to download and print for your own use. Click here to download a copy for yourself:
    Note that the PDF pages are set to print on legal size paper (8.5×14″). We like to ask the printer for 24lb paper, and for spiral binding across the top.

Audio/Pronunciation Guide:

Scroll down to find audio files that support reading and pronunciation.

Months (y-dialect)

Days (y-dialect)

Months (th-dialect)

Days (th-dialect)

Moon Phases (the same in both dialects)

Links to Audio Recordings of Calendar Texts:

Each of the images used in this calendar is taken from an earlier Cree Literacy Network blog post. Use the links below to locate corresponding audio for each month’s reflection:

January: https://creeliteracy.org/2022/02/23/no-man-is-an-island-solomon-ratt-th-dialect/

February: https://creeliteracy.org/2022/04/18/tell-me-stories-paraphrasing-leguin-solomon-ratt-th-dialect/

March: https://creeliteracy.org/2022/04/22/earth-day-2022-solomon-ratt/

April: https://creeliteracy.org/2022/05/31/first-we-listen/

May: https://creeliteracy.org/2022/08/27/my-heart-soars-solomon-ratt-th-dialect/

June: https://creeliteracy.org/2022/06/08/we-must-include-the-past-ursula-guin-translated-by-solomon-ratt-y-dialect/

July: https://creeliteracy.org/2022/03/13/back-to-the-raft-solomon-ratt-th-dialect/

August: https://creeliteracy.org/2022/03/03/mountains-solomon-ratt/

September: https://creeliteracy.org/2022/02/27/eyes-of-a-child-solomon-ratt-y-dialect/

October: https://creeliteracy.org/2022/01/14/ripples-solomon-ratt-th-dialect/

November: https://creeliteracy.org/2021/12/06/shelter-from-the-wind-solomon-ratt-th-dialect/

December: https://creeliteracy.org/2021/09/20/no-matter-maya-angelou-paraphrased-by-solomon-ratt/

2 Responses

  1. Thank you for creating these marvelous calendars. I post them in my classroom and do my best to share the month’s names and meanings with my young learners. I can’t wait to see 2024’s designs!

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