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- Covid Safety Reminder: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect) July 31, 2020
- Hot off the Press: Pocket Plains Cree for Kids and Parents (Solomon Ratt: y-dialect) June 20, 2020
- Overcoming Erasure: Wayne Jackson (y-dialect) June 19, 2020
- National Indigenous People’s Day 2020 (Solomon Ratt, th-dialect) June 17, 2020
- Cree Dictionary of Mathematical Terms – Free Download June 15, 2020
Category Archives: Wayne (Goodspirit) Jackson
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
th-dialect form (for those who aren’t already on their way to protest!) kaskitîwithiniwak opimâtisiwiniwâw î-ispîthihtâkwanithik We choose kaskitêwiyiniwak, made up of kaskitê– meaning “black” (or “brown” in context), and iyiniwak (meaning people/living beings). The literal translation of opimâtisiwiniwâw is “all … Continue reading
Thanks to Wayne Jackson for sharing this song, written for the MMIW of Canada in 2009 as part of the CD compilation “Colours of My Life” Visit ReverbNation to find more of Wayne’s recordings.
This little song, written by Elder Jerry Saddleback, is sung here by Wayne Jackson to his smallest Cree student. Use the chart below to sing along!
If you’re ready to learn more about Cree syllabics and how they compare with SRO spelling, here’s a link to a recent blog post from the Government of Canada’s “Our Languages” blog. (You might recognize the names of its authors!) … Continue reading
Thanks to Wayne Jackson (the driving force behind the FaceBook group Nêhiyawêwin (Cree) Word/Phrase of the Day for permission to share this energetic, singable Christmas recording that is may make you grin from ear to ear. According to Wayne’s fellow … Continue reading
âsônamawâtânik kitawâsimisinawak êkwa kitôskayôminawak kinêhiyawêwinaw. kinêhiyawêwinaw kimaskihkêminaw, tâpiskôc ê-nâtawihikoyahk. ᐋᓲᓇᒪᐚᑖᓂᐠ ᑭᑕᐚᓯᒥᓯᓇᐘᐠ ᐁᑿ ᑭᑑᐢᑲᔫᒥᓇᐘᐠ ᑭᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᓇᐤ᙮ ᑭᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᓇᐤ ᑭᒪᐢᑭᐦᑫᒥᓇᐤ, ᑖᐱᐢᑰᐨ ᐁᓈᑕᐏᐦᐃᑯᔭᕽ᙮ Let us all pass our nêhiyaw language on to our children and our youth. Nêhiyawewin is our medicine: it heals us all. … Continue reading
Thanks to Wayne Jackson for permission to share this good work originally posted in the FaceBook group Nêhiyawêwin (Cree) Word of the Day on May 10, 2018. https://www.nfb.ca/film/red_dress/ The film can be viewed online, or purchased as dvd from the National … Continue reading