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Covid Safety Reminder: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

  kikiskamohkan âkohkwênikanêkin: kihcêyim kiwîci-ayisiyiniw kâ-itohtêyan ayisiyinînahk. ᑭᑭᐢᑲᒧᐦᑲᐣ ᐋᑯᐦᑵᓂᑲᓀᑭᐣ: ᑭᐦᒉᔨᒼ ᑭᐑᒋ ᐊᔨᓯᔨᓂᐤ ᑳ ᐃᑐᐦᑌᔭᐣ ᐊᔨᓯᔨᓃᓇᕽ᙮ Wear mouth covering: be considerate of people when you go out where people are.  (Since the jury is still out on a suitable word for mouth-and-nose covering … Continue reading

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Hot off the Press: Pocket Plains Cree for Kids and Parents (Solomon Ratt: y-dialect)

The latest language preservation publication from Patricia Ningewance Nadeau’s Mazinaate Inc will soon be a must-have all across the prairies. I was proud to pick up mine straight from the publisher last night.  Pocket Plains Cree for Kids and Parents: … Continue reading

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Language Teacher Training Opportunity

Thanks to Heather Souter for her personal endorsement of this general language teaching (non-Cree) program. Learn more online: https://forms.gle/6FXM4HTdvsGBf1kb8) Heather writes: My friend and mentor Tina Hargaden is offering scholarships to her Summer Institutes for teaching language. The focus is … Continue reading

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kanâtaskihk / Sacred Land: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

pikwâtaskamikâhk ninohtê-pah-pimahkamikisin; kanâtaskihk ta-ayâyân:êkotê nika-miskên miyo-wîcêhtowin mîna wânaskêwin. ᐱᒁᑕᐢᑲᒥᑳᕽ ᓂᓄᐦᑌᐸᐦᐱᒪᐦᑲᒥᑭᓯᐣ; ᑲᓈᑕᐢᑭᕽ ᑕ ᐊᔮᔮᐣ᙮ᐁᑯᑌ ᓂᑲ ᒥᐢᑫᐣ ᒥᔪ ᐑᒉᐦᑐᐏᐣ ᒦᓇ ᐚᓇᐢᑫᐏᐣ᙮ I want to be in the wilderness, to be on sacred land:Over there I will find harmony and inner peace. (Speaking … Continue reading

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On OUR Land (Solomon Ratt, y-dialect)

êkâwiya nikoskâcihinân; nitaskînâhk ôma nitayânân. ᐁᑳᐏᔭ ᓂᑯᐢᑳᒋᐦᐃᓈᐣ; ᓂᑕᐢᑮᓈᕽ ᐆᒪ ᓂᑕᔮᓈᐣ᙮ Don’t disturb us; we are on OUR land. In solidarity with Wet’suwet’en, and with land and water protectors across Canada. News from Winnipeg that a racist counter-protestor walked into the … Continue reading

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Atikamekw Vocabulary Tools (in French): Alloprof.qc.ca

Have you ever wondered about the r-dialect of Cree? Atikamekw is one of the Cree dialects spoken in southwest Quebec in the communities of Obidjewan, Manawan and Wemontachie. People there call their language Nehiromowin. Merci à mon amie Marie-Christine Payette … Continue reading

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A joking meme for Groundhog Day (Solomon Ratt: th-dialect)

“You ain’t nothin’ but a groundhog, lyin’ all the time; If you see your shadow, you ain’t no friend of mine!” (to Sol: “Thank you, thank you very much!”  wînask (the more common form for groundhog) is a shortened form … Continue reading

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Solomon ikwâni poko Ratt (th-dialect, audio)

namôtha kîkway kotak niwîhthowin athisk ispî kâ-kî-nihtâwikiyân piyak awa ayamihikimâsis (onâpîma ana iskwîw kâ-kî-pamihiwîwit (Solomon kî-isithihkâsow, ikyako î-kî-okwîmîsiyân) nikî-kiskinawâcihik, tâpiskôc î-kî-sîkahahtawit nîtî wanihikîskanâhk î-kî-itwît “Salamô ikwâni poko Ratt.” ispî tâpwî takî-sîkahahtâkawiyân, nîtî ayamihikamikohk âmaciwîspimowinihk, ayamihikimâw namwâc kî-ohci-pakitinam kotak wîhthowin kita-mîthikawiwak … Continue reading

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Sacred Teachings: Solomon Ratt (y- and th-dialects with audio)

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miyo-ohcêtowi-kîsikanisik 2020!

mitho-ocîmikîsikanisik!  /  ᒥᖪ ᐅᒌᒥᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐠ!  (th-dialect) miyo-ohcêtowi-kîsikanisik! /  ᒥᔪ ᐅᐦᒉᑐᐏ ᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐠ!  (y-dialect) Happy New Year (literally: Happy Kissing Day!) (Note: in the audio, Solomon Ratt gives first the th-dialect, then the y-dialect versions of the greeting)  

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