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Spirit of the Language | Treaty 6 Indigenous Language Reclamation Conference ​

Kyle Napier and Lana Whiskyjack have shared exciting news about their upcoming language conference: Spirit of the Language | Treaty 6 Indigenous Language Reclamation Conference​, and we’re happy to pass on their invitation. Conference Date: 10:00am – 4:00pm MST Saturday … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2021 – No Pride in Genocide: Andrea Custer (th-dialect)

oh kānata, namōtha kīkway takī-mamīhcihin mīscihtāsowin! ᐅᐦ ᑳᓇᑕ, ᓇᒨᖬ ᑮᑿᐩ ᑕᑮ ᒪᒦᐦᒋᐦᐃᐣ ᒦᐢᒋᐦᑖᓱᐏᐣ! Oh Canada, there is no pride in GENOCIDE! anohc kā-kīsikāk mihcīt athisitiniwak mōcikīthihtamwak māka mīna mihcēt namwāc cīhkīthihtamwak, tāpiskōc nītha. tānisīsi māka ta-kī-isi-mīthwīthihtamān ōma kīsikāw ikwa anohcīki pīthisk … Continue reading

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Stolen Childhood: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

cikôci: î-awâsisîwiyan, î-papâmi-mîtawîyan, î-papâmi-kwâskohtiyan, î-iskwâtawiyan mistikwak, poko kîkway î-mâmaskâtaman î-kihcinâhoyan î-sâkihikawiyan …kîtahtawî ayamihikimâwak kâ-pî-kwâsihiskwâw. ᒋᑰᒋ: ᐄ ᐊᐚᓯᓰᐏᔭᐣ, ᐄ ᐸᐹᒥ ᒦᑕᐑᔭᐣ, ᐄ ᐸᐹᒥ ᒁᐢᑯᐦᑎᔭᐣ, ᐄ ᐃᐢᒁᑕᐏᔭᐣ ᒥᐢᑎᑿᐠ, ᐳᑯ ᑮᑿᐩ ᐄ ᒫᒪᐢᑳᑕᒪᐣ ᐄ ᑭᐦᒋᓈᐦᐅᔭᐣ ᐄ ᓵᑭᐦᐃᑲᐏᔭᐣ …ᑮᑕᐦᑕᐑ ᐊᔭᒥᐦᐃᑭᒫᐘᐠ ᑳ ᐲ ᒁᓯᐦᐃᐢᒁᐤ᙮ Imagine: you are a child, playing about, jumping, climbing trees, marvelling at … Continue reading

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pê-kîwêhtahik – Bring Them Home: Naomi McIlwraith

pê-kîwêhtahik ‒ Bring Them Home Naomi McIlwraith What can a poem do, but to speak the truth ‒ kâ-tâpwêt, to shout the truth ‒ kâ-têpwêt, step one of Indigenous grief my friend Shannon tells me. pê-kîwêhtahik What can a poem … Continue reading

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asastîwa “they are in piles” Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

ay-asastîwa kithâskiwin ispî awasimî awâsisak î-miskawihcik wâtihkânihk oskaniwâwa î-asastîthiki. ᐊᔭᓴᐢᑏᐘ ᑭᖭᐢᑭᐏᐣ ᐃᐢᐲ ᐊᐘᓯᒦ ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ ᐄ ᒥᐢᑲᐏᐦᒋᐠ ᐚᑎᐦᑳᓂᕽ ᐅᐢᑲᓂᐚᐘ ᐄ ᐊᓴᐢᑏᖨᑭ᙮ Lies pile up as more children are found in graves their bones in piles on top of each other. Image: @timspikedavis scatteredthoughtscartoons.com

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Do you wonder? Solomon Ratt ( th-, y-dialects)

kîsikohk cî mâna kititâpin ispî kâ-tipiskâk ta-mâmaskâtacik acâhkosak? ᑮᓯᑯᕽ ᒌ ᒫᓇ ᑭᑎᑖᐱᐣ ᐃᐢᐲ ᑳ ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐠ ᑕ ᒫᒪᐢᑳᑕᒋᐠ ᐊᒑᐦᑯᓴᐠ? Do you look to the sky at night to wonder about the stars? Photo credit: Teddy Kelly https://www.goodfreephotos.com/other-landscapes/stars-above-the-mountains.jpg.php (But Sol promises an equivalent shot from … 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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Find them all (th-, y-, n-dialects)

#215children #truthandreconciliation n-dialect: y-dialect:

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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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Friends with Wolves: Destiny Thomas (y-dialect)

Thanks to Destiny Thomas for sharing another original piece of creative writing (complete with audio and original illustration), prepared for Solomon Ratt’s Creative Writing course at FNUC this year. Friends With Wolves Destiny Thomas, 2021 kayās pēyak nāpēsis, “ostēsimāw” ē-kī-isiyihkāsot, … Continue reading

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