Category Archives: National Indigenous People’s Day

Overcoming Erasure: Wayne Jackson (y-dialect)

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National Indigenous People’s Day 2020 (Solomon Ratt, th-dialect)

kâwitha nakata ithiniwâtisiwin: kapî ka-wîcîwikon; kapî ka-wîcihikon. tîpithahk acithaw nakata wanîwitowin: kâkito! nitohta! kipihtowîwinihk ka-pihtawâwak kitâniskô-wâhkômâkaninawak î-âcathôkâtikoyahkwâw. kâmwâtan. ᑳᐏᖬ ᓇᑲᑕ ᐃᖨᓂᐚᑎᓯᐏᐣ: ᑲᐲ ᑲ ᐑᒌᐏᑯᐣ; ᑲᐲ ᑲ ᐑᒋᐦᐃᑯᐣ᙮ ᑏᐱᖬᕽ ᐊᒋᖬᐤ ᓇᑲᑕ ᐘᓃᐏᑐᐏᐣ: ᑳᑭᑐ! ᓂᑐᐦᑕ! ᑭᐱᐦᑐᐑᐏᓂᕽ ᑲ ᐱᐦᑕᐚᐘᐠ ᑭᑖᓂᐢᑰ ᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓂᓇᐘᐠ ᐄ ᐋᒐᖫᑳᑎᑯᔭᐦᒁᐤ᙮ ᑳᒹᑕᐣ᙮ Don’t leave First Nations … Continue reading

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National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

A collection of the traditional Cree terms for Cree groups and their neighbours – though through 21st century enlightenment – and decolonization – we try to honour our neighbours by using the names they prefer for themselves!  (Thanks, Sol, for … Continue reading

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âsônamakêwin: Passing on Teachings (Wayne Jackson, y-dialect)

âsônamawâtânik kitawâsimisinawak êkwa kitôskayôminawak kinêhiyawêwinaw. kinêhiyawêwinaw kimaskihkêminaw, tâpiskôc ê-nâtawihikoyahk. ᐋᓲᓇᒪᐚᑖᓂᐠ  ᑭᑕᐚᓯᒥᓯᓇᐘᐠ  ᐁᑿ ᑭᑑᐢᑲᔫᒥᓇᐘᐠ ᑭᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᓇᐤ᙮  ᑭᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᓇᐤ  ᑭᒪᐢᑭᐦᑫᒥᓇᐤ, ᑖᐱᐢᑰᐨ  ᐁᓈᑕᐏᐦᐃᑯᔭᕽ᙮ Let us all pass our nêhiyaw language on to our children and our youth. Nêhiyawewin is our medicine: it heals us all. … Continue reading

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From Wayne Jackson on National Aboriginal Day

From Wayne Jackson, who teaches Cree at University of Blue Quills: ka-wî-miyo-nêhiyawi-kîsikanisinâwâw (tahto-kîsikâw, ayisk namôya wîhkâc ka-pôni-nêhiyawânaw) May y’all have a Happy Aboriginal Day (every day, because we’ll never stop being who we are) 😀 Special thanks and good wishes … Continue reading

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misiwîskamik ohci iyiniwak okîsikâmiwâw: National Aboriginal Day

misiwîskamik ohci iyiniwak okîsikâmiwâw: National Aboriginal Day is June 21. Why not learn some Cree to celebrate the occasion? Here is an advance lesson from Solomon Ratt’s not-yet-published Plains Cree textbook, with thanks to Solomon for sharing!

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