Category Archives: Dolores Sand

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

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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Sing and Dance along with Lil Kohkom: kîspin kisâkihin

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

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#CreeSimonSays: Lil Kohkom salutes the King of Rock n Roll

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!

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Cree Literacy Network launches its first book – In Plains Cree

Saskatoon Public Library is renaming its 20th Avenue Branch this week in honour of the late Dr Freda Ahenakew. To join the celebration, the Cree Literacy Network has responded with a tribute of its own:  nicâpân owâskahikan / Câpân’s House: A … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs & Carols – 2016

A collection of Christmas songs translated into Cree – mostly by Dolores Sand – who also kindly permitted the use of her audio recordings. Hope this helps out some of her fellow “Creechers” as they prepare for Christmas concert season! … Continue reading

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2. ēkāy ka-mātokāsoyan (Don’t Come Crying to Me)

ēkāy ka-mātokāsoyan ē-kī-nakasiyin ēkāy ka-pē-pah-pakamahikēyan namoy ekwa ēkota ka-pa-pēhitin tāpiskōc māna kā-kī-itōtamān kākikē ē-kī-wī-sākihiyan māka ēkwa ē-mēskotēyihtaman ka-natomin kāwi-ka-wīcēwitān namoy māka ka-tāpwētātin ēkāy ka-mātohkāsoyan ē-kī-nakasiyin ēkāy ka-pē-pah-pakamahikēyin namoy ekwa ēkota ka-pa-pēhitin tāpiskōc māna kā-kī-itōtamān [instrumental] ēkāy ka-mātokāsoyan nakasiyani ēkāy ka-pē-pah-pakamahikēyin … Continue reading

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