Category Archives: Video

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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pisiw êkwa acâhkos: A story by Andrea Custer (y-dialect)

Andrea Custer is clearly a romantic at heart, as we saw from her “sweet nothings” for Valentine’s day. This video, featuring illustrations from Nadine and Ailah Carpenter, is her final presentation for one of Solomon Ratt’s advanced Cree classes at … Continue reading

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Raffi’s Baby Beluga, translated by Ellen Cook (n-dialect)

What a treat to find this video of the K-2 awâsisak from Winnipeg’s Isaac Brock Cree Bilingual Program, proudly belting out Raffi’s “Baby Beluga” translated into Cree by classroom câpân Ellen Cook, and led by classroom teacher Colleen Omand. Even … Continue reading

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Cree Language makes the CBC National News (with #CreeSimonSays)

The story began last week of a Canadian comic book publisher, Joseph John, astonished to discover there was no Google Translate option for Cree. Perhaps it was the request of a genuine cultural “outsider” (a real Indian from India!) that … Continue reading

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âyâs, 2018, 2021: Solomon Ratt (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, or teach some important … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk Snares the Sun (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, or teach some important … Continue reading

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Buffy Sainte-Marie: Universal Soldier (Solomon Ratt, y-dialect)

In tribute to Buffy Sainte-Marie on her birthday, Solomon Ratt has prepared a Cree interpretation of her “Universal Soldier” (1964). We’ve presented it below in Sol’s karaoke video, and in text (to encourage others to read along, and maybe even … Continue reading

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Wayne Jackson: The One I Love (y-dialect)

Thanks to Wayne Jackson for sharing the valentine he made for his wife Tracy this year. It’s a translation into Cree of the REM song, “The One I Love” – another great one for listening and singing along, and a … Continue reading

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Origin of the Moon (th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is often the protagonist of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important cultural … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk Eats his own Scab, 2020: Solomon Ratt (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, or teach some important … Continue reading

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