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- Unifying Written Inuktitut: Choosing Standard Spelling to Support Language Retention October 17, 2019
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Category Archives: Simon Bird (#CreeSimonSays)
It was a great pleasure to visit with Simon Bird in Winnipeg at the 2018 Lighting the Fire Conference, hosted by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre – to see his presentation encouraging teachers to join him in teaching Cree … Continue reading
This same day that we celebrate Fred Sasakamoose’s appointment to the Order of Canada (May 2018), we (in Winnipeg, at least) are also celebrating Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference Finals between the Winnipeg Jets and the Las Vegas … Continue reading
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
For additional Halloween vocabulary, Click on the “Category” menu on the right and scan for “Halloween” under “Seasonal”!
With thanks to #CreeSimonSays for the delightful video of this beloved Classic. kîspin kisâkihin (tune: Heel and Toe Polka) ôma nikamowinis kâ-pâhpihk ohci. nâpêsis ê-wâpamit iskwêsisa ê-ocêmât. this (is a) little song for laughter a boy is seen kissing a … Continue reading
And even CBC thinks its brilliant. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/sask-montreal-lake-cree-language-bruce-lee-1.4284424 Join Simon’s Facebook Group (and prepare to be amazed): https://www.facebook.com/groups/380099328844547/ And have a look here at http://creeliteracy.org/category/creesimonsays/ where some of Simon’s greatest hits are archived.
Simon Bird – with all his endless energy – is offering classes weekday mornings this fall via Facebook. To join the fun, you’ll need to join the FaceBook group #CreeSimonSays. The group is classified as “private” by FaceBook (like every … Continue reading
Thanks to #CreeSimonSays on Facebook for inspiring this conversation, and thanks to the teachers who contributed with their favourite resources. I was intrigued with some of the additional titles a quick Google search turned up. I can’t speak to the … Continue reading
Did you know today marks 40 years since we lost Elvis Presley? To mark the occasion, Simon Bird helped Dolores Sand perform as Lil Kohkom. Hope this brings a smile!