Category Archives: Book News

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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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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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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