Category Archives: Our Contributors

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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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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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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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Solomon’s Christmas Cards 2017 (y- and th-dialects with audio)

Help spread the Christmas spirit in Cree with very best holiday wishes from the Cree Literacy Network. Download Solomon Ratt’s Christmas card images to print your own cards. And don’t forget to listen to the audio to practise your pronunciation! … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect, with audio)

What do you get if you take a Christmas song that’s already loved for packing in a lot of nonsense, and translate it into Cree where the nonsense demands a whole lot more syllables? (Thanks, Sol: Love the hat!) A … Continue reading

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

Updated: Now *Twelve* Great ways! (January 2018) If you’d like to download all eight images at once for printing, click here for the pdf. Click here for a prayer to help with Step 5. Click the audio link to listen … Continue reading

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ahkamêyimok! Persistence Memes from #CreeSimonSays

Today after giving my presentation at the 2017 Indigenous Mapping Workshop, I was sad to talk to a couple of young people who had tried to learn some Cree at University, but got discouraged when they went home by family … Continue reading

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ithiniw-simâkanisihkânak / Indian Veterans: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

A new poem (2017) by Solomon Ratt to recognize the sacrifice of Indigenous Veterans, and the shameful treatment they received on their return.  Click here to read the story about Sol’s poem reported by the Office of the Treaty Commissioner: http://www.otc.ca/reconciliations/details/indigenous_veterans.html … Continue reading

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