Cree Cultural Teachings


Solomon Ratt’s collection of seven original stories relating to traditional Cree cultural teachings are assembled on this page, along with another useful list of minimal pairs.

1. Respect – kistêyihtamowin – ᑭᐢᑌᔨᐦᑕᒧᐃᐧᐣ

2. Protocol: age appropriate conduct  –  ka-ispitisihk isîhcikêwin – ᑲ ᐃᐢᐱᑎᓯᕁ  ᐃᓰᐦᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ

3.  Humility – tapahtêyimisowin – ᑕᐸᐦᑌᔨᒥᓱᐃᐧᐣ

4. Sharing and Generosity – nikwatisiwin êkwa mâtinamâkêwin – ᓂᑲᐧᑎᓯᐃᐧᐣ  ᐁᑲᐧ  ᒫᑎᓇᒫᑫᐃᐧᐣ

5. Faith – tâpokêyihtamowin – ᑖᐳᑫᔨᐦᑕᒧᐃᐧᐣ

6. Kindness – kisêwâtisiwin – ᑭᓭᐋᐧᑎᓯᐃᐧᐣ

7. Passing on teachings – âniskô-kiskinwahamâkêwin – ᐋᓂᐢᑰ ᑭᐢᑭᓇᐧᐦᐊᒫᑫᐃᐧᐣ

8 Responses to Cree Cultural Teachings

  1. Solomon Ratt says:

    hay-hay Arden.

  2. Ben Godden says:

    māmaskāc! tāpwē nicihkēyihtēn ōma. ay-hay Arden and sālāmo!!!

  3. art napoleon says:

    This is very thorough with audio, SRO, english AND syllabics…we learners have no excuse!

  4. Arden Ogg says:

    Wait til you see Ben Godden’s sentence mining files, Art. Next we’re going to get more input from *you*!

  5. Many thanks for the inspiring website you’ve set up at Your enthusiasm is certainly contagious. Thanks again!

  6. Q says:

    Truth, love, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and respect are the seven teachings. Hi-hi

    • Arden Ogg says:

      Thanks for your comment. Solomon uses the teachings as he was given them around Stanley Mission. Different areas may choose different values to focus upon.

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