Category Archives: Cree Cultural Literacy

Real Cree Literacy includes much more than language. Posts in this category teach about history, culture, Indigenous Knowledge (science), community, identity and rights.

Stay home: Learn Cree – 19. Social Distancing

(About Sol’s shirt: https://creeliteracy.org/2020/03/17/awas-go-away-most-dialects/)

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Stay home: Learn Cree – 14. A little prayer (y- and th-dialects)

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Stay home: Learn Cree – 13. Daily Activities

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Stay home: Learn Cree – 11. About Smudging

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Covid-19 Info in Cree and English from Simon Bird (th-dialect)

Thanks to Simon Bird (#creesimonsays) for preparing this video aimed at fluent speakers, but including good English content as well. As a former chief, Simon has direct information from Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) emergency response team. As a … Continue reading

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Stay home: Learn Cree – 7. Kinship Terms

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Wîsahkêcahk self-medicates for Coronavirus (Solomon Ratt: th-dialect)

[An entirely made-up legend, but – like all legends – it offers an important lesson!] kîtahtawî îsa wîsahkîcâhk kî-wâpahtam mihkwâkanasinahikanihk î-âsôskamâkâniwik ohpanahpinîwin ikwa mihcît athisitiniwa î-nanâtawihisocik nîhithaw-maskihkiya ohci. wîsta papâmi-môsahkinam nîhithaw-maskihkiya, athisk î-tâpwîhtahk kahkithaw nanâtohk kîkway kayâs ohci î-mithwâsinithik. ikwâni … Continue reading

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Trees: Charlie Venne & Solomon Ratt (y- and th-dialects)

In November 2019, Charlie Venne prepared a great teaching presentation featuring the names of trees in Woodland Cree, complete with photos and audio for pronunciation. You can view his post on his First Nation Stories website, at http://firstnationstories.com/?p=3322 Inspired by … Continue reading

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Sweetgrass: Neil Redcrow (y-dialect)

Thanks to Neil Redcrow for reminding us of the role of sweetgrass in prayer: a thought worth remembering every day, especially in Cree.

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nimiyoskâkon ninehiyâwiwin – My Cree Nurtures Me : Dorothy Thunder (y-dialect)

Thanks to Dorothy Thunder (Professor of Cree at University of Alberta and longtime friend and language warrior) for sharing this poem (including audio) that formed the centre of her November 2019 presentation at the SICC Language Keepers Conference. nimiyoskâkon ninêhiyâwiwin … Continue reading

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