Category Archives: Book News

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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Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems: Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum)

Sylvia McAdam (Sasewahum) will be speaking in Winnipeg February 10 & 11, 2016. While I continue to find specific details, I’m pleased to share some of the wonderful resources she has created here. Sylvia is very clear in her video lectures … Continue reading

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Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend

In the words of elder Ray Lavalee, “You must always honour the buffalo because they gave us life.”

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Bloomfield: Plains Cree Texts Online

Thanks to David MacKinnon for sharing this link to a complete online scanned edition of Leonard Bloomfield’s Classic Plains Cree Texts. Bloomfield’s Plains Cree Texts: was originally published in 1934 as Volume XVI of the American Ethnological Society series, in New … Continue reading

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A gift for ocêhtowi-kîsikâw,* from Arok Wolvengrey and Jean Okimâsis

If your New Year’s resolution is to learn or use more Cree, you will find this downloadable pdf to be a helpful gift! How to Spell it in Cree was written to help those who are fluent speakers learn to spell in SRO. … Continue reading

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