Category Archives: Solomon Ratt

Solomon Ratt is a first-language speaker of the th-dialect from Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan. He teaches in both th- and y-dialects at First Nations University of Canada

Shane L. Koyczan: Inconvenient Skin, translated into Cree by Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

There are many, many reviews to be found on Google praising this 2019 publication from Theytus Books. The book remains shortlisted for the 2019 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature – the awarding of … Continue reading

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âyâs, 2018, 2021: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is the protagonist in many of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk Snares the Sun (2021, th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is the protagonist in many of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important … Continue reading

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Becoming Proficient: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

okiskinwahamâkanak nikâh-kakîskimâwak: aniki kâ-nohtî-nîhithowîcik nohtâwîpan nikî-kiskinwahamâk ta-isi-tâpakwîyân. nikî-mîthik âpacihcikana ta-ohci-tâpakwâkiyân: cîkahikanis ta-kîskatahwakwâw miscikosak, tâpakwâniyâpiy, ikwa mohkomân ta-manisamân miscikosa ta-sihtoskahamân tâpakwân. nikî-kiskinohtahik ita ta-miskamân wâposo-mîskanâsa ikwa mîna ta-isi-nisitawinamân iyakoni. nikî-kiskinwahamâk ta-isi-othastâyân tâpakwâniyâpiy ikwa tânisi ta-isi-akotâyân wâposo-mîskanâsihk. nistam kâ-akotâyân wâposo-tâpakwân nikî-mamâthân mâka … Continue reading

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Buffy Sainte-Marie: Universal Soldier (Solomon Ratt, y-dialect)

In tribute to Buffy Sainte-Marie on her birthday, Solomon Ratt has prepared a Cree interpretation of her “Universal Soldier” (1964). We’ve presented it below in Sol’s karaoke video, and in text (to encourage others to read along, and maybe even … Continue reading

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Origin of the Moon (th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is often the protagonist of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important cultural … Continue reading

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Sacred Stories Heal, Final Zoom Session: 22 February 2021, 7pm CST

[updated 22 Feb, 7pm] To join live Zoom session, Click Here Passcode: 642920 Zoom sessions will take place each Monday in February: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd. Each session begins at 7pm Central Standard Time. (7pm in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, 6pm … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk Eats his own Scab, 2020: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is the protagonist in many of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk and the Dancing Ducks 2016, 2020 (Solomon Ratt, th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is the protagonist in many of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk and the Chickadee 2017, 2020 (Solomon Ratt, th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is the protagonist in many of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important … Continue reading

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