Category Archives: Cree Books

Peepeekisis âtayôhkêwina: Sacred Stories of Peepeekisis Cree Nation

Peepeekisis âtayôhkêwina: Sacred Stories of Peepeekisis Cree Nation is coming out this week (in English and Plains Cree) via Your Nickel’s Worth Press. This is another exciting reward for those working hard to reclaim and revitalize the Cree language. A … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Belinda Daniels, PhD

tâpwê kihci! kimamihcihinân! ᑖᐻ ᑭᐦᒋ! ᑭᒪᒥᐦᒋᐦᐃᓈᐣ! Truly great! You make us proud. Belinda Daniels, PhD (that’s Dr Belinda Daniels!) completed her interdisciplinary doctoral defense at the University of Saskatchewan yesterday via Zoom, and we are so very pleased for her! Thanks … Continue reading

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mitoni niya nêhiyaw: Sarah Whitecalf

Have you ever noticed the Cree caption at the top of Cree Literacy Network posts? miywâsin, kîspin ta-kakwê-nisitohtamêk êkwa mîna a-kakwê-mitoni-wîcihisoyêk anima, ôma nêyihawêwin kîspin kinôhtê-kiskêyihtênâwâw. There is value indeed in trying to understand the Cree language and also in … Continue reading

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Inconvenient Skin wins CODE Burt Award for 2020

Congratulations to Shane L. Koyczan, to Solomon Ratt, and to Theytus Books! Inconvenient-Skin : nayêhtawan-wasakay has won the first ever CODE Burt Award in the Indigenous Language category for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature, and we are … Continue reading

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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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Baby-related Vocabulary (y-dialect)

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for giving us a start on baby-related vocabulary (audio below), and to Karlee Fellner for letting us share her own, tiny, poster-child, Naatósíniipi Nikosis. There’s a lot of cultural teaching within the vocabulary Sol assembled: the … Continue reading

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The Rainbow: A Plains Cree Story (y-dialect)

I am grateful that a beautiful new bilingual Cree/English book found its way to me this week, thanks to author Jean Miso, and Dolores Greyeyes Sand: ninanâskomon! The book is titled The Rainbow: A Plains Cree Story interpreted by Jean … Continue reading

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Pocket Plains Cree for Kids and Parents: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

Speaking Cree with kids at home or at school? Chances are, you need this book! Originally written for Ojibwe kids by Trevor Greyeyes and Maeengan Linklater (two of the biggest kids I know), this Plains Cree edition is just as … Continue reading

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New nêhiyawêwin Classroom Materials from Blue Quills

What a fabulous surprise to receive this treasure in the mail from University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills and its Cree Language Program Language Resource Developer, Tina Wellman. A tremendous amount of work has gone into creating this collection: Cree classroom … Continue reading

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Cree Dictionary of Mathematical Terms – Free Download

Sincere thanks to Arzu Sardarli who has given us permission on behalf of his team to share their award-winning Cree Dictionary of Mathematical Terms for Elementary School as a free downloadable PDF. This first-of-its-kind mathematical dictionary is especially valuable to … Continue reading

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