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.

All My Relations (Solomon Ratt, y-dialect, video)

Watch video to read along in Cree, or scroll down to read the text at leisure. Thanks (as always) for sharing, Solomon Ratt! kahkiyaw niwâhkômâkanitik ispîhk kâ-mâmawinitohk tahto-awiyak kâ-pîkiskwêt mâci-pîkiskwêw ôma atamiskâkêwin ka-âpacihtât ‘kahkiyaw niwâhkômâkanitik.’ ôma itwêwin ‘kahkiyaw niwâhkômâkanitik’ pîksikwêwin … Continue reading

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Santa Visits Saddle Lake 2018 (video)

miyo-manitôwi-kîsikanisik onîhcîkiskwapiwinihk! In a brilliant display of mutual cultural appreciation, Santa made his first visit of 2018 to Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Alberta this week. The kids appreciated him so much, we can’t even hear what the drum group … Continue reading

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Edmonton Journal: StatCan report finds more people are learning Indigenous languages

Lovely story about Carolyn Kiskotagan, and about Cree language reclamation. My favourite quotes: “Our spirit is made up of everything our ancestors did,” Kiskotagan said. “The language is a part of the spirit, so when all those things were torn … Continue reading

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2018: pawâcakinisîsipîsim / ᐸᐚᒐᑭᓂᓰᓯᐲᓯᒼ / December

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for allowing the Cree Literacy Network to share his 2018 calendar, complete with his own original illustrations.

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Janice Bone: Water, dreams and Treaties: Agnes Ross’ Mémékwésiwak stories and Treaty No. 5

Congratulations to Janice Bone on completing her Master of Arts in Native Studies at the University of Manitoba, and thanks to her for sharing this link to her thesis, newly released by UM Libraries as a downloadable PDF. Janice’s grandmother, … Continue reading

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Dictionary of Moose Cree receives Ontario Heritage Award

It’s always nice to see good work officially acknowledged. For me, it’s even better to see a new Cree dictionary completed and offered to its community, because I know the depth and care that work requires. Here’s a March 2018 … Continue reading

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Jesus is Born: Dolores Sand (y-dialect)

Thanks to Dolores Sand for sharing the biblical story of Christmas in Cree (y-dialect) with help from the technical staff at the Canadian Bible Society. The file she sent is in epub format for most electronic readers. Download it by … Continue reading

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Solomon’s Christmas Cards 2018 (y-, th-dialects)

Just like Sol himself, these Christmas cards get better every year. Download them to print for yourself, but don’t forget to practice your pronunciation by listening to the audio! For additional Christmas material, look for “Christmas” in the Category menu … Continue reading

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Rhonda Head: Ave Maria

mâmaskâc! Brava! Congratulations to Rhonda Head whose recording of Schubert’s Ave Maria – in Cree – is still holding on to #4 on Classical Charts in Canada on reverbnation. It has also moved up to #28 on the Global Charts – that’s … Continue reading

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Language Keepers Conference 2018

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