Category Archives: Darren Okemaysim

Darren Okemaysim is a y-dialect speaker who lives and teaches in Regina

tâpâhkômiwêwin “adopting others”: Darren Okemaysim (y-dialect)

I’m not sure what inspired this thought today from Darren Okemaysim, but it made me proud to feel that his words extend to me, and to Arok Wolvengrey, and our respective places in the extended adopted family of the late … Continue reading

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pimâtisiwin osâmi-apisâsin / Life is too short: Darren Okemaysim (y-dialect, audio)

          Darren Okemaysim translated this familiar, yet anonymous, text into Cree in 2013, before we were able to provide syllabics or audio. Since we’ve got a chance to update it now, perhaps we’d better take it! … Continue reading

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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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2017 Language Keepers Conference (via Darren Okemaysim)

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pê-nêhiyawêk with Darren Okimaysim

Not only free language lessons, but free supper included as well! Sure wish I could join in!

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pê-nêhiyawêk: Come Speak Cree with Darren Okemaysim – Class 1 Video

Tonight (Monday, 3 October 2016) is class 2 in File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council’s new weekly Cree lessons with gold star Creecher Darren Okemaysim.  – and you can join in online. Meanwhile, here’s a link to video of the first class, … Continue reading

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pimâtisiwin osâmi-apisâsin…

      Audio by Solomon Ratt: Media Rough line-by-line pronunciation guide, provided by Darren Okemaysim: pimâtisiwin osâmi-apisâsin ka-ati-waniskâk kîkisêpa ê-mîhtâtaman kîkwây. êkosi, sakihik êkonik kwayask Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, So, love … Continue reading

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