Category Archives: Dolores Sand

Dolores Sand is a y-dialect first-language speaker from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan

The Rainbow: Read along in Cree

ninanâskomon. I am grateful. It’s really exciting to see another rich layer added to this beautiful book and story from traditional Cree culture that centres on gratitude. The story told by Alberta Cree Elder and WW2 veteran, James “Smokey” Tomkins … Continue reading

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Brian MacDonald, mihkwâw, kaskitêwâw, wâpiskâw, osâwâw

Thanks to Dolores Sand for transcribing and sharing Brian MacDonald’s Colour Song. Colour words in Cree are verbs, so they have to match the animacy of the nouns they describe. The song gives each colour in its animate and inanimate … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer (Dolores Sand, y-dialect)

This traditional Christian prayer is given here to answer a request made in the  #CreeSimonSays FaceBook Group. The audio recording was provided by Dolores Greyeyes Sand, who learned this translation at the Church of St Joseph, in John D’Or Prairie … Continue reading

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Congratulations 2020 Grads! (audio)

Kids (of all ages) graduating this year have borne a special burden through pandemic and quarantine, home schools and unexpected distance learning. Now, as we enter the traditional season of graduation and celebration, we see our neighbours to the south … Continue reading

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In the Beginning (Bible Story): Dolores Sand (y-dialect)

Dolores Sand (aka “The Creeture”) prepared this video reading (and others) to share through the FaceBook group of Muskoday First Nation Community School.  This video presents a children’s version of the Bible’s Creation Story. The book, “In the Beginning,” is … Continue reading

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Stay home: Learn Cree 17. Dolores Greyeyes Sand, Classics in Cree

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Melanie Florence: Stolen Words – Plains Cree Edition, 2019

In each one of us at the Cree Literacy Network, the story of a child using a dictionary to help her grandfather reclaim his lost language strikes a sacred chord.  The award-winning English edition of Melanie Florence‘s “Stolen Words” from … Continue reading

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Jesus is Born: Dolores Sand (y-dialect)

Thanks to Dolores Sand for sharing the biblical story of Christmas in Cree (y-dialect) with help from the technical staff at the Canadian Bible Society. The file she sent is in epub format for most electronic readers. Download it by … Continue reading

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kahkiyaw kâ-wâhkôhtoyahk: We are all relatives (Cree Teaching, y-dialect)

ka-kî-kiskêyihtêtan ôma, namôya kinwês mâka aciyawês piko ôma ôta kâ-ayâyahk wâsakâm askihk, êkwa ka-kakwê-miskêtân iyinîsiwin, kiskêyihtamowin, kistêyihtowin, mîna nânisitohtâtowin kahkiyaw ayisîyiniwak, êkosi ôma kahkiyaw kâ-wahkohtoyahk. ᑳᑮᑭᐢᑫᔨᐦᑌᑕᐣ ᐆᒪ, ᓇᒨᔭ ᑭᓊᐢ ᒫᑲ ᐊᒋᔭᐍᐢ ᐱᑯ ᐆᒪ ᐆᑕ ᑳᐊᔮᔭᕽ ᐚᓴᑳᒼ ᐊᐢᑭᐦᕽ, ᐁᑿ ᑲᑲᑵᒥᐢᑫᑖᐣ ᐃᔩᓯᐏᐣ, … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 (th-dialect, y-dialect)

A recent request on nêhiyawêwin (Cree) Word of the Day asked for a th-dialect version of the 23rd psalm, so committed heathen Solomon Ratt immediately jumped right to the rescue. Fortunately for us, Dolores Sand had already jumped to our … Continue reading

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