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.

Congratulations Graduates, 2019

2019 graduates come in all shapes and sizes: we’re proud of every single one! kahkiyaw kâ-sâposkamêk kikiskinwahamâkosiwiniwâwa kimamihcihinân! kikistêyimâwâwak kiwâhkômâkiniwâwak. ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ ᑲᓴᐳᐢᑲᒣᐠ ᑭᑭᐢᑭᓇᐧᐦᐊᒪᑯᓯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐊᐧ ᑭᒪᒥᐦᒋᐦᐃᓇᐣ! ᑐ ᐊ ᐅ ᔪᐊ ᑲᑕᐊᑎᐣᐠ ᐅᒼ ᐢᒍᐅ ᔪᐊ ᒪᑫ ᐊᐢ ᐳᐊᐟ! ᑭᑭᐢᑌᔨᒫᐚᐘᐠ ᑭᐚᐦᑰᒫᑭᓂᐚᐘᐠ᙮ To all of … Continue reading

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From the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion (y-dialect, audio

Harry Raine, a Maskwacis Cree elder of the Louis Bull Tribe, brought the Cree language to Juno beach in Normandy to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-day 6 June 2019, and the Battle of Normandy. In honour of the fallen, … Continue reading

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A Simple Lullaby: Belinda Vandenbroeck (n- and y-dialects, audio)

A genuine Cree lullaby from a genuine kôhkom, sung very gently to the tune of “Skip to my Lou.” Thank you to Belinda Vandenbroeck – a Winnipeg maskêkôskwêw! This one is perfect for real babies, or for little ones loving … Continue reading

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All about Indigenous Intellectual Property – In Plains Cree (y-dialect)

Thanks to Samara Harp for pointing me to this Government of Canada website that introduces the broad ideas of Indigenous Intellectual Property, and makes an interesting read in itself: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/108.nsf/eng/00004.html The site includes links to a document (in English) titled … Continue reading

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êkwa, mîcisotân! Come on, Let’s eat! (audio, y-dialect)

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Federal Court Issues Decision in Cree and Dene (y-dialect, audio)

While others may celebrate the specifics of the ruling, I went hunting for the Cree in written form that the article promises, and found the pdf that includes English, Dene and Cree, along with the Cree and Dene audio files.  … Continue reading

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Vowel and Consonant Sounds for Reading Cree in SRO & Syllabics: Solomon Ratt (most dialects)

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Interconnectedness: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

iyako ôma âniskôhtowin:pimitisahamani mitho-mîskanaw kika-wîcîwikon kahkithaw kihci-kiskinwahamâkîwina:sîpîthihtamowin, kisîwâtisiwin, sîpithawîsiwin, sâkihitowin, sôhkisiwin, sîpihkisiwin, nanâskomowin, kanâcihowin, mithwîthihtamowin, kistîthihtamowin, tâpowakîthihtamowin, nanahihtamowin, mâtinamâtowin, manâcihitowin, pakosîthihtâkosiwin, tapahtîthimisowin. ᐃᔭᑯ ᐆᒪ ᐋᓂᐢᑰᐦᑐᐏᐣ:ᐱᒥᑎᓴᐦᐊᒪᓂ ᒥᖪ ᒦᐢᑲᓇᐤ ᑭᑲ ᐑᒌᐏᑯᐣ ᑲᐦᑭᖬᐤ ᑭᐦᒋ ᑭᐢᑭᓌᐦᐊᒫᑮᐏᓇ:ᓰᐲᖨᐦᑕᒧᐏᐣ, ᑭᓰᐚᑎᓯᐏᐣ, ᓰᐱᖬᐑᓯᐏᐣ, ᓵᑭᐦᐃᑐᐏᐣ, ᓲᐦᑭᓯᐏᐣ, ᓰᐱᐦᑭᓯᐏᐣ, ᓇᓈᐢᑯᒧᐏᐣ, ᑲᓈᒋᐦᐅᐏᐣ, ᒥᖮᐑᖨᐦᑕᒧᐏᐣ, … Continue reading

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Paddle your Canoe! Solomon Ratt (th- or y-dialect, audio)

Live from Midway Lake, Saskatchewan, fresh from this very weekend’s Cree-focused immersion camping trip, Solomon Ratt teaches his companions his own version of “Row, Row, Row.” You might like to slow it down a bit to sing with kids, so … Continue reading

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Standing Witness: Poundmaker’s Exoneration 23 May 2019

“Before the Battle of Cut Knife, Poundmaker led his band members to Fort Battleford to both reaffirm their relationship with the Crown and press for fair treatment. But neither government officials nor the RCMP would emerge from the fort”. We … Continue reading

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