Category Archives: Seasonal

Canada Day 2021 – No Pride in Genocide: Andrea Custer (th-dialect)

oh kānata, namōtha kīkway takī-mamīhcihin mīscihtāsowin! ᐅᐦ ᑳᓇᑕ, ᓇᒨᖬ ᑮᑿᐩ ᑕᑮ ᒪᒦᐦᒋᐦᐃᐣ ᒦᐢᒋᐦᑖᓱᐏᐣ! Oh Canada, there is no pride in GENOCIDE! anohc kā-kīsikāk mihcīt athisitiniwak mōcikīthihtamwak māka mīna mihcēt namwāc cīhkīthihtamwak, tāpiskōc nītha. tānisīsi māka ta-kī-isi-mīthwīthihtamān ōma kīsikāw ikwa anohcīki pīthisk … Continue reading

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Happy National Indigenous People’s Day 2021

A peaceful wish in troubled times for a peaceful, relaxing National Indigenous People’s day. #happynipd Edit th-dialect n-dialect y-dialect mitho-ithiniw-kîsikanisik mino-ininiw-kîsikanisik miyo-iyiniw-kîsikanisik ᒥᖪ ᐃðᐦᐃᓂᐤ ᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐠ ᒥᓄ ᐃᓂᓂᐤ ᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐠ ᒥᔪ ᐃᔨᓂᐤ ᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐠ

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Happy Father Day 2021

Four generations of Greyeyes men: Harold (left), Hal (right), Steven (centre), and Liam (small). Happy Father’s Day, to all of you, and to all of the other fathers. Use the plural (k) if you’re speaking to more than one father: … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2021 – Andrea Custer (th-, y-dialects)

This lovely message was composed by Andrea Custer, in the middle of the mothering sandwich: celebrated this year by her own five children, while celebrating her own mother and grandmother, and mother-in-law. In the style of all the great Cree … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, kohkom Sophie: National Indigenous People’s Languages Day 2021

iyiniw pīkiskwēwin kīsikāw = Indigenous People’s Language Day Thanks to Andrea Custer for agreeing (on this National Indigenous People’s Language Day) to share this reflection on her kohkom’s birthday with all of us. I can’t think of a better way … Continue reading

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tâpiskôc otêhimin: Naomi McIlwraith (y-dialect)

tâpiskôc otêhimin “just like a strawberry” – or “heart berry” if you translate more literally from Cree. Thank you, Naomi McIlwraith, for sharing these sweet, tangy, and even silly thoughts of love in a cold climate. tâpiskôc otêhimin, my heart … Continue reading

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âyâs, 2018, 2021: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is the protagonist in many of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk Snares the Sun (2021, th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is the protagonist in many of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important … Continue reading

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Origin of the Moon (th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is often the protagonist of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important cultural … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk Eats his own Scab, 2020: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is the protagonist in many of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important … Continue reading

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