Category Archives: Seasonal

miyo-manitowi-kîsikanisi oskaskêwiki miyopayiwin: W.T. Goodspirit & The Legacies (y-dialect)

Thanks to Wayne Jackson (the driving force behind the FaceBook group Nêhiyawêwin (Cree) Word/Phrase of the Day for permission to share this energetic, singable Christmas recording that is may make you grin from ear to ear. According to Wayne’s fellow … Continue reading

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Rock Your Mocs Week, 9-16 November 2019

takahkiska kipahkêkinaskisina. ᑕᑲᐦᑭᓴᑲ ᑭᐸᐦᑫᑭᓇᐢᑭᓇ᙮ Look good wearing your moccasins.   cihkêyihta ta-kikiskaman kipahkêkinaskisina. ᒋᐦᑫᔨᐦᑕ ᑕᑭᑭᐢᑲᒪᐣ ᑭᐸᐦᑫᑭᓇᐢᑭᓇ᙮Be happy to wear your moccasins.  We love the whole idea of “Rock your Mocs” as to reminder to embrace and celebrate Indigenous heritage by showing … Continue reading

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A Cree Reminiscence from WWI: Rev. Canon Edward Ahenakew

From the January 29, 1921 issue of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune (held in the digital collections of the University of Manitoba Archives), comes a Battle Ballad written by Rev. Canon Edward Ahenakew, looking back on the First World War.  Ahenakew … Continue reading

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Honouring Indigenous Veterans 2019

In honour of Indigenous Veterans Day, and of Remembrance Day coming up, I am proud to share this photo of Edward Ahenakew, given to me by his granddaughter Elaine Greyeyes. Edward was born at Atahkahkoop, SK, and named for his … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2019: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

anohc ikwa tahto-kîsikâw:ninanâskomon ê-mithwâthwâyâcik nicawâsimisak ikwa nôsisimak; ninanâskomon îkâ awasimî î-âpacihtâyân minihkwîwin ikwa maci-maskihkiya; ninanâskomon î-kaskihtâyân ta-kanawâpahtamân askiy tâpiskôc awâsis: ita kahkithaw kîkway î-mâmaskâsâpahtamân kahkithaw kîkway î-mithonâkwahk.mitho-nanâskomowikîsikanisik tahto-kîsikâw ᐊᓄᐦᐨ ᐃᑿ ᑕᐦᑐ ᑮᓯᑳᐤ:ᓂᓇᓈᐢᑯᒧᐣ ᐁ ᒥᙽᙽᔮᒋᐠ ᓂᒐᐚᓯᒥᓴᐠ ᐃᑿ ᓅᓯᓯᒪᐠ; ᓂᓇᓈᐢᑯᒧᐣ ᐄᑳ ᐊᐘᓯᒦ ᐄ ᐋᐸᒋᐦᑖᔮᐣ ᒥᓂᐦᑹᐏᐣ ᐃᑿ … Continue reading

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Orange Shirt Day 2019

ᐄ ᐊᑎ ᐳᐚᑕᒫᐣᓂᑮ ᑭᑕᐦᐊᒫᑿᐠ ᐄᑳ ᑕ ᐲᑭᐢᑹᔮᐣ ᓃᐦᐃᖬᐑᐏᐣ ᓂᐲᑭᐢᑹᐏᐣ ᐃᑕᑳ ᑭᐢᑮᖨᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐃᑿ ᑳ ᐑᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᓂᑕᐢᑭᕀᓂᓇᐦᐊᐢᑖᓱᐏᐣᓂᑎᖨᓃᓯᐏᐣᑳ ᐃᓯ ᓃᐦᐃᖬᐚᑎᓯᔮᐣᑮ ᓇᑐᓇᒷᐠ – ᒫᑲ ᑮ ᑇᐦᐱᓃᐘᐠ –ᑕ ᒦᐢᑯᑕᐢᑖᒋᐠ ᓂᑎᑏᖨᒥᓱᐏᐣ ᑳ ᐃᓯ ᓃᐦᐃᖬᐚᑎᓯᔮᐣᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓈᐱᐢᐠ ᑕ ᐱᓯᑿᐢᑏᐠᐃᑕ ᑕ ᐅᐦᐱᑭᐦᑖᓄᐏᐠ ᐅᐢᑭ ᔮᑎᓯᐏᐣᐃᑿ ᐅᐢᑭ ᐃᑕᑭᓱᐏᐣᐃᑕ ᓂᓃᐦᐃᖬᐚᑎᓯᐏᐣ ᐄ ᒦᐢᑕᐦᐃᑳᑏᐠ ᐃᑿ … Continue reading

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2020 Calendar: Solomon Ratt, y- and th-dialects – Final Version

2020 Calendar – Finalized and ready to print as of 12 September 2019 (thanks, Sol!) This post presents the updated calendar two ways: As a gallery of 12 images you can scroll through (click on each image to see it … Continue reading

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2020 Calendar: Solomon Ratt, y- and th-dialects

This post presents the updated calendar two ways: As a gallery of 12 images you can scroll through (click on each image to see it full size); As a PDF file to download and print for your own use. Click … Continue reading

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From the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion (y-dialect, audio

Harry Raine, a Maskwacis Cree elder of the Louis Bull Tribe, brought the Cree language to Juno beach in Normandy to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-day 6 June 2019, and the Battle of Normandy. In honour of the fallen, … Continue reading

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miyo okâwîmâwi-kîsikanisik: Happy Mother’s Day

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