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.

Darren Okemaysim visits Parliament with Robert Falcon Ouellette

  Thank you to Darren Okemaysim for permission to use this photo of himself with Robert Falcon Ouellette (Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre) in the Parliamentary Library in Ottawa on 22 March 2018. This photo acknowledges a really proud … Continue reading

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FNU 2018 Powwow – Darren Okemaysim

Thanks to Darren Okemaysim for letting me post his powwow thought of the day: Consider it his personal invitation! wî-pwâtisimonâniwan ôta oskana kâ-asastêki. miywâsin mâna omânitêwak kâ-takosihkik êkwa mistahi ka-kiyokâtonâniwan. kaskêyihtamaskatiwinâniwan pâhkici mâna sipwêtêtwâwi ispîhk mâka ohcitaw miyo-ispayin kapê-ayi mâna. … Continue reading

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2018: ayîkipîsim / ᐊᔩᑭᐲᓯᒼ / April

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for allowing the Cree Literacy Network to share his 2018 calendar, complete with his own original illustrations. Following his request, we will post one image at the beginning of each month. 2018Calendar

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Love Pours – Billy Joe Laboucan (Northern y-dialect)

    Thanks and deep respect to Billy Joe Laboucan for permission to share this poignant tribute to his late daughter Bella, who became one of the legions of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in 2013 at the age ot … Continue reading

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Cree Language Gathering: Fisher River, Manitoba

Cree Language & Cultural Gathering | March 23 – 25, 2018 | Fisher River Community Hall (Manitoba). It’s not clear who to contact for more information, but you could try messaging the Fisher River Cree Nation FaceBook Group: https://www.facebook.com/fisherrivercreenation/  

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Neon Cree in Winnipeg: Joi T. Arcand

Joi Arcand’s Cree language installations in the form of business signage are not new (you can read more about an earlier one here), but her current work, showcased in the “Insurgence/Resurgence” installation currently on display at the at the Winnipeg … Continue reading

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Public Art in Saskatoon: sîpiy mîna kîsik

This new work in neon is the creation of Cree artists Joseph Naytowhow, Kenneth T. Williams and lead artist Tony Stallard. It presents the words sîpiy mîna kîsik, meaning river and sky, in syllabics. It is scheduled to be displayed for the … Continue reading

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Billy Joe Laboucan: Cooperation Bush-style

Thanks to Billy Joe Laboucan for letting me share this great little story. Mary Cardinal Collins calls it a great example of “mâmawohkamâtow sakâwiyiniw style” (cooperation, bush-(people)-style). And it would make a great story for kids. (Now, if he’d only record … Continue reading

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A rant in favour of Standard Spelling Systems – but not for the purpose you think (Arok Wolvengrey)

      Thanks to Arok for letting me share his recent Facebook rant about the relationship between writing, sound and meaning. Arok writes: The best tools for learning spoken language (besides face-to-face interaction) involve video and/or audio files so … Continue reading

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2018: niskipîsim / ᓂᐢᑭᐲᓯᒼ / March

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for allowing the Cree Literacy Network to share his 2018 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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