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National Aboriginal Languages Day 2015: ahkami-nêhiyawêtân

Today in celebrating National Aboriginal Languages Day – I’m also thinking of Freda Ahenakew who made the Cree language her life’s work. The fourth anniversary of Freda’s passing is April 8th. In honour of Freda, and in honour of the day, Solomon Ratt … Continue reading

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Cree Poem 1.10.2013 neal mcleod

kinêhiyawiwinanâw tâpiskoc misi-iskôtêw, ka-kâh-kwâhkotêk iskwâyikohk ê-kîsikohk, ê-sâpo-kwâhkotêk kahkiyaw kiyâski-akohpa. our creeness is like a great fire that burns to the stretch of the sky, and burns through all blankets of lies. ê-yahkâtihkâtêhk, osihcikâtêk tâpwêwinâhk, itê ka-kiskwayahk kôhkomiwênanâw êkwa mîna kimosômiwênanâw. … Continue reading

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Neal McLeod: wonderbread, wonder

kâ-pônê-mamâhtâwi-pahkêsikanihk (1) by Neal McLeod 12.10.2012 wonderbread, wonder brah, can you spare me some bread? mahti awihin (2) so we can all win ching, ching badda bing I can hear everyone at Rama sing but here the folks are crying … Continue reading

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