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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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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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Education for Sustainable Development Award to Cree Dictionary of Mathematical Terms

Congratulations to Willie Ermine, Arzu Sardarli, Ida Swan and so many others involved in publishing this much-needed Mathematical Dictionary for Cree classrooms. That includes Solomon Ratt who took on the job of editing all of the terminology into reliable SRO … Continue reading

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Reclaiming our Territory, Word by Word: Pat Ningewance

It was a great to join the celebration as Patricia Ningewance launched her newest book today in Winnipeg (and sold out all the copies they had on hand!) Pat’s work with Ojibwe (Anishinaabemowin) is widely known; it’s impossible to measure … Continue reading

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Melanie Florence: Stolen Words – Plains Cree Edition, 2019

In each one of us at the Cree Literacy Network, the story of a child using a dictionary to help her grandfather reclaim his lost language strikes a sacred chord.  The award-winning English edition of Melanie Florence‘s “Stolen Words” from … Continue reading

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When we had Sled Dogs (th-dialect, audio)

The Cree-only read-along video that follows below is a gift we can share here in memory of Salamô omisipana: Solomon Ratt’s late older sister. First cousins according to English kinship rules, having mothers who were sisters made Sol and Ida … Continue reading

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Cree: Language of the Plains – Free Downloads – with audio by Jean Okimâsis

Exciting news for Cree language learners, through the generosity of Dr Jean Okimâsis and University of Regina Press.  Not only is Jean’s classic textbook now available for free download in “Open Textbook” format, it is now also available in free … Continue reading

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Two Great New Books from Blue Quills

Thanks to Tina Wellman at University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills for sending us sample copies of two great new resources they’ve just published themselves. Both books include lots of really useful vocabulary for letter-writing, visiting an office, job advertising, place … Continue reading

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Neal McLeod and Kegedonce launch Neechie Hustle

“Neechie Hustle takes place largely on the fictitious Broken Elbow First Nation in Saskatchewan. The novel provides a satirical look at the Indian Act and also looks at the emergence of neechie swagger of the late 1960s and 1970s.” Congratulations to … Continue reading

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