Cree Poem 1.10.2013 neal mcleod


Aaron Paquette: Moondance.

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.
the hole being made larger, for the creation of landscapes of truth, where we clothe ourselves in sound of our grandmothers and grandfathers

kiyayawinanâw kîhtwâm kispwawipayiki kîtwam,
our beings become warm again,

tâpiskôc osk-osihcikâtêkwa acahkosa.
like new born stars.

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit in its seventh year of gathering and curating Cree language literacy materials on the web and creating connections between students, teachers, speakers and linguists across the Cree dialect-and-language continuum.
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