Author Archives: Arden Ogg

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.

Calling Lake Christmas 2017 – Don’t Miss It!

If you’re in the area, be sure not to miss this year’s Christmas Dinner and Show at Calling Lake. If you learn only one Cree word before you go, make sure it’s mâmaskâc! (Congratulations, Lance and crew: I’m sure you’ll … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Calling Lake and Lance Cardinal (2016)

From the 2016 community ice show in Calling Lake! I didn’t discover this little piece of magic until January, so I’ve held it to share on its anniversary in 2017. I can’t wait to see what Lance and his Calling … Continue reading

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Catherine Moise’s Little Song (th-dialect, video)

A really charming little song from Catherine Moise of Lac Brochet who made up her own Cree words to the tune of Mother Maybelle Carter’s You are my Flower – and had her daughter Lisa post it on Facebook,. People … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect, with audio)

What do you get if you take a Christmas song that’s already loved for packing in a lot of nonsense, and translate it into Cree where the nonsense demands a whole lot more syllables? (Thanks, Sol: Love the hat!) A … Continue reading

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Chipmunk Christmas Link Repaired

It’s not just Chipmunks who are in a hurry for Christmas! Several people have been kind enough to report a broken link to Dolores Sand’s recording of the Chipmunk’s Christmas Song. I’m happy to report the link is now repaired! … Continue reading

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2017: pawâcakinisîsipîsim / ᐸᐚᒐᑭᓂᓰᓯᐲᓯᒼ / December

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for allowing the Cree Literacy Network to share his 2017 calendar, complete with his own original illustrations. Following his request, we will post one image at the beginning of each month. For those who like to plan a … Continue reading

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Who knew Santa was a Hoop Dancer?

James Jones gives a new definition to “lively and quick” in this epic hoop dance that Cathy Wheaton recently shared on Facebook. He’s dancing to Moccasin Burner by Northern Cree, but his moves are flashier than the lights on that … Continue reading

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New project funded: The Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak

Congratulations to elder William Dumas and his many collaborators for inspiring a whole collection of books to accompany the  award-winning book, Pîsim Finds her Miskanow. Thanks to Robert Falcon Ouellette (Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, and dedicated Cree language learner) … Continue reading

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Eight Great Ways to Help Yourself Learn Cree: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect, audio)

If you’d like to download all eight images at once for printing, click here for the pdf. Click here for a prayer to help with Step 5. Click the audio link to listen and read along:     8 kiskisiwina … Continue reading

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Solomon’s Christmas Cards 2017 (y- and th-dialects with audio)

Help spread the Christmas spirit in Cree with very best holiday wishes from the Cree Literacy Network. Download Solomon Ratt’s Christmas card images to print your own cards. And don’t forget to listen to the audio to practise your pronunciation! … Continue reading

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