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nicâpân owâskahikan / Câpân’s House

Read along in Cree with Dolores Greyeyes Sand (scroll down on this page to view complete text in Plains Cree and English)  Read along in Cree (with page-turn sound) Read along in English Buy a copy of nicâpân owâskahikan: Individual copies are … Continue reading

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mâmaskâc! Solomon Ratt’s Beginning Cree is out at last!

Sol’s new book mâci-nêhiyawêwin / Beginning Cree is finally out. Congratulations to everyone involved! And – in addition to Sol himself, and the staff at University of Regina Press, and Holly Martin, and Arok Wolvengrey and Jean Okimâsis and others … Continue reading

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All About Colours in Cree

nanâtohkinâkwan masinahikan: This [blog post] has many colours In English, we learn to name our colours just as we name shapes or animals. Cree works differently. Just as French divides its nouns into “masculine” and “feminine” (and calls that system … Continue reading

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#IndigenousReads in Cree: Emma Minde

Thanks to Les Skinner of Edmonton for permission to post his comments in Cree about this beautiful book of Emma Minde’s stories, lovingly prepared by H.C. Wolfart and the late Freda Ahenakew and published by University of Alberta Press in … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: mâci-nêhiyawêwin – Ordering information!

Congratulations, Sol, on the leaping another hurdle en route to seeing your book in print. I’m excited to see the George Littlechild cover. This catalog entry from UofR indicates that pre-orders are being taken. Designed as an introduction for Cree … Continue reading

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Rosanna Deerchild – Translated by Solomon Ratt (th-dialect, with audio)

It’s been exciting to see Rosanna’s beautiful book, Calling Down the Sky (Bookland, 2015) nominated for so many literary awards this spring. Rosanna’s telling of her mama’s residential school story brought tears to many eyes at the 47th Algonquian Conference last October, where I got … Continue reading

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Rosanna Deerchild: when i think of mama in residential school (th-dialect)

Apologies! This post has moved here: http://wp.me/p796T1-16l Please click the link to find Rosanna Deerchild’s poem translated by Solomon Ratt (with audio)  

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Manitoba Cree (and Ojibwe) Historical Resources from Frontier School Division

I was intrigued today by Ken Paupanekis’s collection of books and videos from his time with Frontier School Division – and also to find how many of these carefully researched and prepared publications are available online in pdf form. Not a … Continue reading

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About the Online Cree Dictionary and Other Resources from Kepin Brousseau

People who use these Cree language resources all the time get a little blind to the wrinkles that can trip new users, so it was good to be reminded the other day how helpful this information can be. Thanks to Kepin Brousseau … Continue reading

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Meet Cree: A Guide to the Cree Language

This little gem by H.C. Wolfart and Janet F. Carroll has been out of print for far too long, and a third edition is long overdue, so I was very excited to discover a copy today that somebody has scanned for the … Continue reading

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