Category Archives: Posts with Audio or Video

Reading along with audio (or video) is a great way to learn spelling and pronunciation at the same time.

Spirituality: Solomon Ratt (y-, th- and n-dialects)

ahcâhkowin: askiy, kîsik, sîpiy, yôtin: miyo-wîcêhtowin kâ-kistêyihtamahk kahkiyaw ôhi. ᐊᐦᒑᐦᑯᐏᐣ:  ᐊᐢᑭᐩ,  ᑮᓯᐠ,  ᓰᐱᐩ,  ᔫᑎᐣ: ᒥᔪ ᐑᒉᐦᑐᐏᐣ  ᑳ ᑭᐢᑌᔨᐦᑕᒪᕽ  ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ  ᐆᐦᐃ᙮ Spirituality: earth, sky, river, wind: There is harmony when we respect all of these. th-dialect: ahcâhkowin: askiy kîsik sîpiy thôtin mitho-wîcîhtowin kâ-kistîthihtamahk … Continue reading

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Blueberry Hill (Karaoke): Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

Yes, we all know it wasn’t actually blueberries Fats Domino was looking for upon Blueberry Hill, but his classic is still  fun to sing any time. Thanks to Solomon Ratt for the freshly translation (and karaoke performance!) so we can … Continue reading

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Falynn Baptiste Christmas Album 2020 (y-dialect)

Here is a special treat for Christmas 2020, ready to launch December 11th from Falynn Baptiste, who is a Cree-Métis woman form Red Pheasant First Nation. Enjoy her YouTube video of O Holy Night below, or listen here to samples … Continue reading

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Skinnard’s Simple Man: Art Napoleon (Northern y-dialect)

Thanks to Art Napoleon for permission to share his interpretation of Lynyrd Skinnard’s “Simple Man,” so we can all listen and sing along. Translating any song text into Cree presents a special kind of challenge. English words are typically short; … Continue reading

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Baby-related Vocabulary (y-dialect)

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for giving us a start on baby-related vocabulary (audio below), and to Karlee Fellner for letting us share her own, tiny, poster-child, Naatósíniipi Nikosis. There’s a lot of cultural teaching within the vocabulary Sol assembled: the … Continue reading

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Cover your mouth and nose (Solomon Ratt, y, th-dialects)

th-dialect: change the ê in êkwa to i (ikwa) Audio by Mânikâmâkôk (Ramona) MacKenzie

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sôskwâc ayapik : Just Stay Home! (all dialects)

 

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First Nations University Fall 2020 Valedictory

Thanks to Solomon Ratt for sharing the following video excerpt from the October 2020 Virtual Convocation of First Nations University, emceed jointly in English and Cree by Dustin Brass and Simon Bird (#creesimonsays). The highlight of the video is the … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields (2020): Simon Bird (y-dialect)

Thank you to Simon Bird (#CreeSimonSays) for the many hours he has invested in this beautiful multi-media tribute to Indigenous Veterans, built around the traditional Remembrance Day poem in Plains Cree (as translated by Jean Okimāsis and Arok Wolvengrey). For … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget 2020: Solomon Ratt (th- and y-dialects)

What does it mean when we say, “Lest We Forget,” and how do we say it in Cree?  There are many ways of translating this phrase into Cree, but even in English, “lest” is not a common word anymore – … Continue reading

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