Rocks, Animals… Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

asiniyak, pisiskiwak,
êkwa oskihtêpakwa kiskêyihtamwak
ta-isi-ayâcik, ta-isi-miyo wîcêhtocik:
ayisiyiniwak namôya osâm

ᐊᓯᓂᔭᐠ, ᐱᓯᐢᑭᐘᐠ,
ᐁᑿ ᐅᐢᑭᐦᑌᐸᑿ ᑭᐢᑫᔨᐦᑕᒷᐠ
ᑕ ᐃᓯ ᐊᔮᒋᐠ, ᑕ ᐃᓯ ᒥᔪ ᐑᒉᐦᑐᒋᐠ:
ᐊᔨᓯᔨᓂᐘᐠ ᓇᒨᔭ ᐅᓵᒼ

Rocks, animals,
and plants know
how to exist, how to be in harmony;
People…not so much.

One Response

  1. This is a beautiful concept that I have been thinking about for a long time. I have included these sentiments in my land acknowledgemt and much of my writing. I work at the new Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park, and I love sharing the beauty and wisdom of the natural world with our visitors.

    So I thank you Mr. Solomon for all of your knowledge and wisdom and teachings here. I have not met you, but I appreciate you and the Cree Literacy Network because you are sharing so much here!

    kinanâskomitinâwâw mistahi, Mr. Solomon and Miss Arden.

    Naomi McIlwraith

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