Category Archives: Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum

Sylvia is a first-language y-dialect speaker from the Big River Reserve. She is also a formally educated knowledge keeper and lawyer, and one of the co-founders of Idle No More.

Towards a Cree Listening Library: Francis Saysewehum and Sylvia McAdam (Saysewehum)

Today we join our prayers for the health of  Elder Francis Saysewehum with those of his daughter Sylvia McAdam Saysewehum and her many friends and followers. Sylvia, who is known around the world as a founder of Idle No More, … Continue reading

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Sylvia McAdam – Cree Teachings Videos (2014)

A really beautiful collection of video lectures from knowledge keeper (and lawyer, and Idle No More co-founder) Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum, assembled on Youtube in 2014. With Cree as her mother tongue, Sylvia does most of her teaching in English, but … Continue reading

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Francis McAdam Saysewahum: Heart Lodge

Thanks to Sylvia McAdam for permission to post this video of her her wonderful father, Francis, teaching from his hospital bed on August 20th. He needs one of those t-shirts that say, “Old School Cree: Built to Last”. I would … Continue reading

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Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum): A Lesson from the Elders on Pity (y-dialect)

Thanks first to Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) for permitting this experiment, and then to Solomon Ratt and his transcription students – and to Dorothy Thunder – who all contributed to providing this full SRO transcript of this Elders’ teaching that Sylvia recorded on … Continue reading

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Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems: Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum)

Sylvia McAdam (Sasewahum) will be speaking in Winnipeg February 10 & 11, 2016. While I continue to find specific details, I’m pleased to share some of the wonderful resources she has created here. Sylvia is very clear in her video lectures … Continue reading

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Francis McAdam Saysewahum: An Invitation

An invitation — in Cree — from the father of Idle No More founder Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum, to everyone who is able to join together and do all they can on October 7th in defense of our land and water, … Continue reading

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