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.

Let’s Speak Cree Together – mâmawi-nêhiyawêmototân 

A great opportunity for Regina residents – and for anyone who can view online streaming via Regina Public Library Facebook page. What: Cree Language Instruction When: Thursdays, February 22 – May 10, 2018 Total # of classes: 12 sessions (Weekly … Continue reading

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Maskosis Goes to School – New Cree App available online

Thanks to Ramona Washburn for sharing purchase details of this new app from Samson Cree Nation, and congratulations to everyone there who helped with its creation. I can’t wait to try it out! “Maskosis Goes To School” Cree App by … Continue reading

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Tyrone Tootoosis, Sr. In Memoriam

mahti ka-wî-miyo-pimohtêhow ta-atamiskâkot kahkiyaw kâ-sawêyimikot otâniskôhâkana. May he journey well and be welcomed with love by the ancestors.* It’s hard to believe a year has now elapsed since the passing of this passionate and courageous keeper of Cree language and … Continue reading

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2018: mikisiwipîsim / ᒥᑭᓯᐏᐲᓯᒼ / February

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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Super Blue Blood Moon – Vocabulary

        kotâwîwi-pîsim / ᑯᑖᐑᐏᐲᓯᒼ (eclipse; literally: sun sinking under ground) wanitipiskipayiw / ᐘᓂᑎᐱᐢᑭᐸᔨᐤ (darken, suddenly get dark, be an eclipse) mētoni kihcinêkan-pisîm / ᒣᑐᓂ ᑭᐦᒋᓀᑲᐣ ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐃᐧᐲᓯᒼ (super moon) sîpihko-pisîm / ᓰᐱᐦᑯ ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐃᐧᐲᓯᒼ (blue moon) mihko-pisîm / ᒥᐦᑯ ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐃᐧᐲᓯᒼ (blood moon) … Continue reading

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Lac LaRonge Storytelling Camp

Thanks to Wayne Jackson for sharing this poster. To learn more about this camp, email nihithawkapisiwin@gmail.com

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It’s all about the Verbs!

Thanks to Wayne Jackson and to Janell Mistik Barrenda for sharing some beautiful videos recently on Facebook that teach about verbs. I’ll be writing more about each of them in future posts (with thanks), because, in Cree, verbs really are the … Continue reading

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

In this post, we assemble 12 motivational posters in Cree from Solomon Ratt, all with QR codes (supplied by Ramona Washburn), so that (with the help of a cell phone app), the posters can actually read themselves aloud! They print … Continue reading

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Our Teachers: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect, audio)

  âniski-kiskinwahamâkêk, tâpiskôc mîkiwahp, matotisân êkwa tipiskâwi-pîsim ᐋᓂᐢᑭᑭᐢᑭᓌᐦᐊᒫᑫᐠ, ᑖᐱᐢᑰᐨ ᒦᑭᐘᐦᑊ, ᒪᑐᑎᓵᐣ ᐁᑿ ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐏᐲᓯᒼ Teach from generation to generation, just like the tipi, the sweatlodge and the moon Thanks to Ramona Washburn for adding the QR code on the image below: … Continue reading

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miyo-ocêhtowi-kîsikanisik: Happy Kissing Day! Happy 2018! (th- and y-dialect with audio)

    mitho-ocîmi-kîsikanisik!       ᓂᑐ ᐅᒌᒥᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐠ   (th) miyo-ocêhtowi-kîsikanisik!   ᒥᔪ ᐅᒉᐦᑐᐏᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐠ    (y) Happy Kissing Day! Best wishes for 2018 to one and all: Here are some great big (virtual) kisses for everyone engaged in the labour of love that … Continue reading

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