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.

Ânskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival 2017: Saskatoon

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A Syllabic Text from Remy Wes

Remy Wes sent this image of a page of printed syllabics into the FaceBook Group nêhiyawêwin (Cree) Word of the Day, asking for a translation. It turned into a big team effort, with help from lots of directions. Ultimately, it … Continue reading

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Man-made Rainbows: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect, audio)

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Cree Classes for Kids at Maskwacîs (October 2017)

Cree language and traditional games for kids at Maskwacîs! For more information, call Jordan Littlepoplar at 780.585.3012

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Syllabics and SRO: Two sides of the same coin

I realize that nobody asked my opinion (!) but this is what a good, contemporary Plains Cree syllabic chart looks like to me, and to my colleagues at the Cree Literacy Network. This was designed by Arok Wolvengrey, and printed … Continue reading

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Cree Classes in Edmonton (October 2017)

Via FaceBook from Les Skinner (aka Miskinâhk Askiy): ᐦᐋ ᓂᐋᐧᐦᑰᒫᑲᓂᑎᐠ ᐊᓄᐦᐨ ᐆᒪ ᑳᐃᐧ ᐁᓀᐦᐃᔭᐁᐧᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑯᓯᕽ ᐯᓀᐦᐃᔭᐁᐧᐠ! hâ n’wâhkômâkan’tik, anohc ôma kâwi ênêhiyawêkiskinohamâkosihk— pênêhiyawêk! Cree class starting again today! Highlands Library (Edmonton) at 67 St and 118 Ave, come speak some Cree! Class … Continue reading

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What is SRO, and how can it help me learn Cree?

Cree speakers as fluent as nôhkomipaninânak (our late grandmothers) in this photo are precious and rare in 2017. Many of them fought to retain their language in spite of Residential Schools that tried to beat it right out of them. … Continue reading

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Ermineskin offering free Cree classes: Ponoka News

(October 2017) See the original article here: The Neyaskweyahk Cree Department is offering a free course selection that brings the Cree language, arts and culture to those interested in taking part. Classes started Sept. 26 but there’s still a chance … Continue reading

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Cree Classes at Alexander First Nation

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First Nations Circle of Knowledge and Practices Conference: Winston Wuttunee and William Dumas

Thanks to Winston Wuttunee and William Dumas for their workshop session on teaching through songs and story-telling (we never got around to the dancing part). It was so much fun listening to master storytellers stringing us along that I attended … Continue reading

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