Category Archives: Mary Cardinal Collins

Mary Cardinal Collins is a first-language, y-dialect speaker from the Maskwacis area in Alberta

Ahaw nôtinikî-pimihâkana, ahaw! Go Jets Go!

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

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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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Mary Cardinal Collins and Les Skinner at READ IN Edmonton

  READ IN Edmonton is an event designed to create a greater awareness of the importance of reading. Historically, the event has successfully promoted the school as an important place for the development of lifelong literacy. This year’s READ IN Week kicked off on Monday, … Continue reading

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Mary Cardinal Collins: wâpos-mêyisa, 8 April 2013

tâns âta wîya nitôtêmitik!   kayâs mâna wâpos-tâpakwêwin iskwêw-atoskêwin. nikâwiy mîna kî-itwêw mân ôhi wâpôs-mêyisa ê-maskihkîwahk. Long ago snaring rabbit or hare for food was a woman’s job. Rabbit droppings were considered medicinal; that’s why I’ve chosen this name for … Continue reading

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Mary Cardinal Collins: wâpos-mêyisa, 20 March 2013

tâns âta wîya nitôtêmitik!   kayâs mâna wâpos-tâpakwêwin iskwêw-atoskêwin. nikâwiy mîna kî-itwêw mân ôhi wâpôs-mêyisa ê-maskihkîwahk. Long ago snaring rabbit or hare for food was a woman’s job. Rabbit droppings were considered medicinal; that’s why I’ve chosen this name for … Continue reading

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Mary Cardinal Collins: wâpos-mêyisa, 1 Feb 2013

tâns âta wîya nitôtêmitik!   kayâs mâna wâpos-tâpakwêwin iskwêw-atoskêwin. nikâwiy mîna kî-itwêw mân ôhi wâpôs-mêyisa ê-maskihkîwahk. Long ago snaring rabbit or hare for food was a woman’s job. Rabbit droppings were considered medicinal; that’s why I’ve chosen this name for … Continue reading

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tawâw, Mary Cardinal Collins!

Not long ago, Mary mentioned on Facebook that she’d like to start a blog. I thought maybe this blog could help get her started. I’m thrilled she agreed to give it a try, so now I’ll get out of the … Continue reading

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