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A Simple Lullaby: Belinda Vandenbroeck (n- and y-dialects, audio)

A genuine Cree lullaby from a genuine kôhkom, sung very gently to the tune of “Skip to my Lou.” Thank you to Belinda Vandenbroeck – a Winnipeg maskêkôskwêw! This one is perfect for real babies, or for little ones loving … Continue reading

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All about Indigenous Intellectual Property – In Plains Cree (y-dialect)

Thanks to Samara Harp for pointing me to this Government of Canada website that introduces the broad ideas of Indigenous Intellectual Property, and makes an interesting read in itself: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/108.nsf/eng/00004.html The site includes links to a document (in English) titled … Continue reading

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êkwa, mîcisotân! Come on, Let’s eat! (audio, y-dialect)

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Federal Court Issues Decision in Cree and Dene (y-dialect, audio)

While others may celebrate the specifics of the ruling, I went hunting for the Cree in written form that the article promises, and found the pdf that includes English, Dene and Cree, along with the Cree and Dene audio files.  … Continue reading

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Vowel and Consonant Sounds for Reading Cree in SRO & Syllabics: Solomon Ratt (most dialects)

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Interconnectedness: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

iyako ôma âniskôhtowin:pimitisahamani mitho-mîskanaw kika-wîcîwikon kahkithaw kihci-kiskinwahamâkîwina:sîpîthihtamowin, kisîwâtisiwin, sîpithawîsiwin, sâkihitowin, sôhkisiwin, sîpihkisiwin, nanâskomowin, kanâcihowin, mithwîthihtamowin, kistîthihtamowin, tâpowakîthihtamowin, nanahihtamowin, mâtinamâtowin, manâcihitowin, pakosîthihtâkosiwin, tapahtîthimisowin. ᐃᔭᑯ ᐆᒪ ᐋᓂᐢᑰᐦᑐᐏᐣ:ᐱᒥᑎᓴᐦᐊᒪᓂ ᒥᖪ ᒦᐢᑲᓇᐤ ᑭᑲ ᐑᒌᐏᑯᐣ ᑲᐦᑭᖬᐤ ᑭᐦᒋ ᑭᐢᑭᓌᐦᐊᒫᑮᐏᓇ:ᓰᐲᖨᐦᑕᒧᐏᐣ, ᑭᓰᐚᑎᓯᐏᐣ, ᓰᐱᖬᐑᓯᐏᐣ, ᓵᑭᐦᐃᑐᐏᐣ, ᓲᐦᑭᓯᐏᐣ, ᓰᐱᐦᑭᓯᐏᐣ, ᓇᓈᐢᑯᒧᐏᐣ, ᑲᓈᒋᐦᐅᐏᐣ, ᒥᖮᐑᖨᐦᑕᒧᐏᐣ, … Continue reading

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Paddle your Canoe! Solomon Ratt (th- or y-dialect, audio)

Live from Midway Lake, Saskatchewan, fresh from this very weekend’s Cree-focused immersion camping trip, Solomon Ratt teaches his companions his own version of “Row, Row, Row.” You might like to slow it down a bit to sing with kids, so … Continue reading

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Standing Witness: Poundmaker’s Exoneration 23 May 2019

“Before the Battle of Cut Knife, Poundmaker led his band members to Fort Battleford to both reaffirm their relationship with the Crown and press for fair treatment. But neither government officials nor the RCMP would emerge from the fort”. We … Continue reading

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This Land is Your Land: Laura Burnouf (audio, y-dialect)

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Know What You Throw: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

Read along with this Say it First video. Say it First books are designed for children, and translated in a whole range of Indigenous languages. This translation into Woodlands Cree (th-dialect), and audio were prepared by Solomon Ratt, but this … Continue reading

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