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.

Hot off the Press: Pocket Plains Cree for Kids and Parents (Solomon Ratt: y-dialect)

The latest language preservation publication from Patricia Ningewance Nadeau’s Mazinaate Inc will soon be a must-have all across the prairies. I was proud to pick up mine straight from the publisher last night.  Pocket Plains Cree for Kids and Parents: … Continue reading

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Overcoming Erasure: Wayne Jackson (y-dialect)

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National Indigenous People’s Day 2020 (Solomon Ratt, th-dialect)

kâwitha nakata ithiniwâtisiwin: kapî ka-wîcîwikon; kapî ka-wîcihikon. tîpithahk acithaw nakata wanîwitowin: kâkito! nitohta! kipihtowîwinihk ka-pihtawâwak kitâniskô-wâhkômâkaninawak î-âcathôkâtikoyahkwâw. kâmwâtan. ᑳᐏᖬ ᓇᑲᑕ ᐃᖨᓂᐚᑎᓯᐏᐣ: ᑲᐲ ᑲ ᐑᒌᐏᑯᐣ; ᑲᐲ ᑲ ᐑᒋᐦᐃᑯᐣ᙮ ᑏᐱᖬᕽ ᐊᒋᖬᐤ ᓇᑲᑕ ᐘᓃᐏᑐᐏᐣ: ᑳᑭᑐ! ᓂᑐᐦᑕ! ᑭᐱᐦᑐᐑᐏᓂᕽ ᑲ ᐱᐦᑕᐚᐘᐠ ᑭᑖᓂᐢᑰ ᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓂᓇᐘᐠ ᐄ ᐋᒐᖫᑳᑎᑯᔭᐦᒁᐤ᙮ ᑳᒹᑕᐣ᙮ Don’t leave First Nations … Continue reading

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Cree Dictionary of Mathematical Terms – Free Download

Sincere thanks to Arzu Sardarli who has given us permission on behalf of his team to share their award-winning Cree Dictionary of Mathematical Terms for Elementary School as a free downloadable PDF. This first-of-its-kind mathematical dictionary is especially valuable to … Continue reading

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Education for Sustainable Development Award to Cree Dictionary of Mathematical Terms

Congratulations to Willie Ermine, Arzu Sardarli, Ida Swan and so many others involved in publishing this much-needed Mathematical Dictionary for Cree classrooms. That includes Solomon Ratt who took on the job of editing all of the terminology into reliable SRO … Continue reading

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A Little Prayer of Gratitude: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

ninanâskomon:kotak kîsikâw î-mîthikawiyân;î-mithwâyâyân;î-mithwâyâcik nicawâsimisak ikwa nôsisimak;î-kî-âstîpiyân kayâs;î-wâpahtamân kâ-mithonâkwahk askiyikwa î-pihtawakwâw pithîsîsak î-nikamocik. ᓂᓇᓈᐢᑯᒧᐣ:ᑯᑕᐠ ᑮᓯᑳᐤ ᐄ ᒦᖨᑲᐏᔮᐣ;ᐄ ᒥᙽᔮᔮᐣ;ᐄ ᒥᙽᔮᒋᐠ ᓂᒐᐚᓯᒥᓴᐠ ᐃᑿ ᓅᓯᓯᒪᐠ;ᐄ ᑮ ᐋᐢᑏᐱᔮᐣ ᑲᔮᐢ;ᐄ ᐚᐸᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᑳ ᒥᖪᓈᑿᕽ ᐊᐢᑭᕀᐃᑿ ᐄ ᐱᐦᑕᐘᒁᐤ ᐱᖩᓰᓴᐠ ᐄ ᓂᑲᒧᒋᐠ᙮ I am grateful:to be given another day;that I am healthy;that my children and grandchildren are healthy;that … Continue reading

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Congratulations 2020 Grads! (audio)

Kids (of all ages) graduating this year have borne a special burden through pandemic and quarantine, home schools and unexpected distance learning. Now, as we enter the traditional season of graduation and celebration, we see our neighbours to the south … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter (with audio)

th-dialect form (for those who aren’t already on their way to protest!) kaskitîwithiniwak opimâtisiwiniwâw î-ispîthihtâkwanithik We choose kaskitêwiyiniwak, made up of kaskitê– meaning “black” (or “brown” in context), and iyiniwak (meaning people/living beings). The literal translation of opimâtisiwiniwâw is “all … Continue reading

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University of Saskatchewan Graduate Honour Song (y-dialect)

Thanks to Winona Wheeler for sharing this YouTube post from Media Production at University of Saskatchewan (usask.ca) in honour of 2020 graduates, and congratulations to each one of them: We are all proud of your accomplishments and wish you great … Continue reading

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Language Teacher Training Opportunity

Thanks to Heather Souter for her personal endorsement of this general language teaching (non-Cree) program. Learn more online: https://forms.gle/6FXM4HTdvsGBf1kb8) Heather writes: My friend and mentor Tina Hargaden is offering scholarships to her Summer Institutes for teaching language. The focus is … Continue reading

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