Category Archives: Audio (y-dialect)

2021 FNUC Valedictory Address: Darian Agecoutay (âcikahtê)

Congratulations and thanks to Darian Âcikahtê for permitting us to share text from the Cree portion of his Valedictory address at yesterday’s First Nations University 2021 Graduation. Listen and enjoy his confidence and fluency as you read along, then scroll … Continue reading

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Our Muslim Siblings

niwîci-ayamihâmânânak nîcisâninânak môslimak nikitimâkeyimânânak nîcisâninânak môslimak ᓂᐑᒋ ᐊᔭᒥᐦᐋᒫᓈᓇᐠ ᓃᒋᓵᓂᓈᓇᐠ ᒨᐢᓬᐃᒪᐠ ᓂᑭᑎᒫᑫᔨᒫᓈᓇᐠ ᓃᒋᓵᓂᓈᓇᐠ ᒨᐢᓬᐃᒪᐠ We pray with our Muslim siblings We grieve with our Muslim siblings [lit., We offer our condolences to our Muslim siblings] (Thanks to Kevin Brousseau and Solomon Ratt … Continue reading

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Angels: 215 >, 1820 – 1979 “The Past is Always Our Present”

We are honoured to share this new poem by Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Louise Bernice Halfe written with love and respect for the children found in Kamloops and the families they left behind. We offer it both in its original … Continue reading

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kâ-kisîwêk: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

kikî-kakwê-kipihtowêwikonawak: —kî-misiwanâcihtâwak kiwâhkôhtowininaw; —kî-misiwanâcihtâwak kipîkiskwêwininaw; —kî-misiwanâcihtâwak kitisîhcikêwininaw; —kî-misiwanâcihtâwak kitahcahkowininaw. âtiht kikî-misiwanâcihisonaw; âtiht kikî-pôni-pîkiskwânaw kipîkiskwêwininaw; âtiht kikî-wanihonaw kâ-pihtâkwahk kipihtowêwinihk. mâka kîtahtawê apisci pîkiskwîwinis kîmwêw —‘kimiskâkonawak.’ kîtahtawêw —kâ-pihtâkwahk kipihtowêwin kâ-kisîwêk.   ᑮ ᑲᑵ ᑭᐱᐦᑐᐍᐏᑯᓇᐘᐠ: —ᑮ ᒥᓯᐘᓈᒋᐦᑖᐘᐠ ᑭᐚᐦᑰᐦᑐᐏᓂᓇᐤ; —ᑮ ᒥᓯᐘᓈᒋᐦᑖᐘᐠ ᑭᐲᑭᐢᑵᐏᓂᓇᐤ; —ᑮ ᒥᓯᐘᓈᒋᐦᑖᐘᐠ ᑭᑎᓰᐦᒋᑫᐏᓂᓇᐤ; —ᑮ ᒥᓯᐘᓈᒋᐦᑖᐘᐠ ᑭᑕᐦᒐᐦᑯᐏᓂᓇᐤ᙮ ᐋᑎᐦᐟ ᑭᑮ ᒥᓯᐘᓈᒋᐦᐃᓱᓇᐤ; … Continue reading

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Stages of Grief: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

kâ-isi-mâsihtâhk pîkiskâtisiwin : Stages of Grief ânwêhcikêwin; Denial sisikotêyihtamowin; kîskimisowin; pîkwêyihtamowin; shock; numbness; anxiety kisiwâsiwin; Anger kostâciwin; âcikêwin; âpêhowin; atâmêyihtamowin; osâmiyawêsiwin; wanwêyihtamowin; naskwâwin fear; like screaming; revenge; blaming; frustration; confusion; resistance wiyîhcikêwin; Bargaining kâh-kîhtwâm sâsipwêwêpayihtâw; têyihtâkwan ka-mîskotônaman; replaying of events; … Continue reading

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The news of 215 unmarked graves around Kamloops Residential School is devastating. But Kamloops is only one school site. Across Canada, children were sent out to play on the unmarked graves of other children. The deaths were unrecorded. The families … Continue reading

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Serenity Prayer: (y- and th-dialects)

y-dialect: kisêmanito, miyin: wanaskêwinta-pakitêyihtamân kîkwâykâ-wî-wanâhikoyân;sôhkitêhêwin ta-kwêskinamânkîkwây takî-tipêyihtamân;êkwa iyinîsiwin ta-nisitawinamântânimêwako ta-kaskihtâyân ᑭᓭᒪᓂᑐ, ᒥᔨᐣ: ᐘᓇᐢᑫᐏᐣᑕ ᐸᑭᑌᔨᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᑮᒁᐩᑳ ᐑ ᐘᓈᐦᐃᑯᔮᐣᓲᐦᑭᑌᐦᐁᐏᐣ ᑕ ᑵᐢᑭᓇᒫᐣᑮᒁᐩ ᑕᑮ ᑌᐯᔨᐦᑕᒫᐣᐁᑿ ᐃᔨᓃᓯᐏᐣ ᑕ ᓂᓯᑕᐏᓇᒫᐣᑖᓂᒣᐘᑯ ᑕ ᑲᐢᑭᐦᑖᔮᐣ th-dialect: kisîmanito, mithin: wanaskîwinta-pakitîthihtamân kîkwâykâ-wî-wanâhikoyân;sôhkitîhiwin ta-kwîskinamân;kîkwây takî-tipîthihtamân;ikwa ithinîsiwin ta-nisitawinamântânimî-yako ta-kaskihtâyân. ᑭᓰᒪᓂᑐ, ᒥᖨᐣ: ᐘᓇᐢᑮᐏᐣᑕ ᐸᑭᑏᖨᐦᑕᒫᐣ … Continue reading

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Review: Peepeekisis âtayôhkêwina: Sacred Stories of the Peepeekisis Cree Nation

A big thank you to Jesse Archibald-Barber of First Nations University for composing a review of this beautiful new book that is kwayask, “just right.” We are honoured to publish Jesse’s first Cree-language review, and delighted that he took time … Continue reading

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Using the itwêwina online dictionary: Solomon Ratt

If you haven’t already tried out the latest updates on the itwêwina Plains Cree online dictionary, Solomon Ratt just provided us with another great reason to try it out: a brand new teaching video, in which he goes through and … Continue reading

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Hole In One: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

One day Solomon Ratt was riding along on his bike, when suddenly, he saw some golfers, and thought up a new story – of the kind his uncles used to tell as part of the “Best Liar” competitions at winter … Continue reading

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