Category Archives: Wisahkecahk

Wisahkecahk and the Dogs: Solomon Ratt, 2016, 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. This short and funny … Continue reading

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Ida Tremblay, 2017: Wisahkecahk’s Belt (th-dialect)

 Warning: This story includes what we might call “adult content” in English. Or simply an authentically Cree sense of humour. Ida Tremblay-pan ī-ācimot nīhithaw ācathōhkāniwin kapīsiwin 2017 mistasiniy sākahikanihk oskāyak-kapīsiwinihk. The late Ida Tremblay storytelling at the Cree Storytelling … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk and the Little Startlers (2020)

Solomon Ratt recorded this telling of the Little Startlers on Winter Solstice 2020, in an online storytelling performance via Zoom. He also provided the accompanying text, which represents a different telling of the same story. The text and audio do … Continue reading

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The Flood (2020)

Solomon Ratt recorded the Story of the Flood on Winter Solstice 2020, in an online storytelling performance via Zoom. He also provided the accompanying text, which represents a different telling of the same story. The text and the audio represents … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk Migrates with the Geese (th-dialect), Solomon Ratt 2016, 2021

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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Sacred Stories Heal, Part 1: Getting Ready for Storytelling Month, February 2021

Everyone who enjoyed Solomon Ratt’s Winter Solstice Storytelling is already looking forward to hearing more come February, which someone, somewhere, officially designated Indigenous Storytelling Month. This post provides event details, and an opportunity to review past storytelling. Zoom Event Details … Continue reading

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2020 Winter Solstice Storytelling – Complete Audio (Solomon Ratt)

kâ-mâwaci-cimâsik kîsikâw âcathohkîwin ᑳ ᒫᐘᒋ ᒋᒫᓯᐠ ᑮᓯᑳᐤ ᐋᒐᖪᐦᑮᐏᐣ Solstice Storytelling Those of us who were able to get in to the Zoom room had a great time listening to Sol’s 2020 Solstice treat that include six of the escapades of Wisahkecahk. The … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk 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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kîkwây kiwihtamâkonaw âcathohkîwina? What do our stories tell us? Solomon Ratt (th-dialect, audio)

kîkwây kiwihtamâkonaw âcathohkîwina? cihcipiscikwânᑮᒁᕀ ᑭᐏᐦᑕᒫᑯᓇᐤ ᐋᒐᖪᐦᑮᐏᓇ?  WHAT DO OUR STORIES TELL US: The Rolling Head. tânisi mâka kayâs î-kî-itâpatahki âcathohkîwina?ᒋᐦᒋᐱᐢᒋᒁᐣᑖᓂᓯ ᒫᑲ ᑲᔮᐢ ᐄ ᑮ ᐃᑖᐸᑕᐦᑭ ᐋᒐᖪᐦᑮᐏᓇ?How were sacred stories used long ago? ispî mâna kâ-kî-pipohk onîkihikomâwak mâna kî-mâh-mâci-acathohkîwak, î-otamihâcik ocawâsimisiwâwa ispî kâ-pihcâ-tipiskâthik. … Continue reading

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Billy Joe Laboucan: Wisahkecahk Seeks a Bride (y-dialect)

Thanks, Billy Joe, for letting me post this story: Here’s some tobacco for you!

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