Category Archives: From the Mainstream

It’s always exciting when Cree language topics make the mainstream news. Here are some great examples.

Bruce Lee Schools the Kiyâm Gang #CreeSimonSays

And even CBC thinks its brilliant. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/sask-montreal-lake-cree-language-bruce-lee-1.4284424 Join Simon’s Facebook Group (and prepare to be amazed): https://www.facebook.com/groups/380099328844547/ And have a look here at http://creeliteracy.org/category/creesimonsays/ where some of Simon’s greatest hits are archived.

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Joi Arcand: The Optics of the Language

Joi T. Arcand is a photo-based artist and industrial sculptor from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, and she knows that words, that letter forms, shapes and glyphs, “change the visual landscape,” that they are how we go about practicing new ways of … Continue reading

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mino tipiska, nohkom! Have a happy birthday, kohkom Sarah Harper

The Cree Literacy Network is in great company today sending our very best wishes to Sarah Harper, who is celebrating her 111th birthday yesterday at Bunibonibee Cree Nation (Oxford House, Manitoba). Sarah is also being celebrated in the Winnipeg Free Press in … Continue reading

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Kevin Brousseau in Le Devoir: “Cree Languages without Borders”

From the 21 August 2017 issue of Montreal’s Le Devoir, newspaper: a great piece by Marie Michele Sioui in which linguist Kevin Brousseau talks about Cree as a language continuum that stretches – without borders – from Alberta to Labrador. … Continue reading

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tatawâw: There’s room for everyone

It’s particularly sweet for me to see these CBC reports about the outreach for reconciliation coming from Muskeg Lake (in partnership with the Mennonite Central Committee), because I’ve always been so generously welcomed there myself. I’ve attended services in that … Continue reading

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Seeking Clemency for Poundmaker – via Eagle Feather News

Poundmaker seeks clemency for its namesake chief Katie Doke Sawatzky | Eagle Feather News | August 15, 2017 http://www.eaglefeathernews.com/news/index.php?detail=2936 While the fight to have treaty rights recognized is a continual battle for First Nations across Canada, Poundmaker Cree Nation has … Continue reading

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Poundmaker Museum Opening: With thanks to David MacKinnon and Roxanne Tootoosis

It was a fabulous day for the grand opening of the Poundmaker Museum at Poundmaker Cree Nation. The museum itself is a wealth of historical knowledge. The opening included various dignitaries including elders who spoke of the history of the … Continue reading

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John B. Tootoosis – Star Phoenix (May 2017)

Canada 150: John Tootoosis helped unify Saskatchewan’s indigenous peoples MAY 1, 2017 6:30 AM http://thestarphoenix.com/storyline/canada-150-john-tootoosis-helped-unify-saskatchewans-indigenous-peoples John Baptiste Tootoosis chose to be politically active even if it meant getting arrested.  Tootoosis would travel to communities to meet with aboriginal leaders during the 1930s. … Continue reading

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Dr Freda Ahenakew Branch: Saskatoon Public Library Naming Ceremony

I’ve haven’t got much to add to the Eagle Feather News report of the library renaming in Saskatoon on Friday, 10 February 2017. It was a wonderful, wonderful event for the hundreds (yes! hundreds!) who attended. The Cree Literacy Network … Continue reading

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pê-nêhiyawêk with Darren Okimaysim

Not only free language lessons, but free supper included as well! Sure wish I could join in!

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