Time at School: A teaching song by Brian MacDonald

The Eva Bereti Cree Bilingual Academy at Our Lady of Peace catholic elementary school -- for a census package on Canada's aboriginal population. PHOTO: CHRIS SCHWARZ/POSTMEDIA NEWS

The Eva Bereti Cree Bilingual Academy at Our Lady of Peace catholic elementary school — for a census package on Canada’s aboriginal population.
PHOTO: CHRIS SCHWARZ/POSTMEDIA NEWS

Sending wishes for a happy and successful school year to students and teachers of Cree wherever they live!

Time at School (adapted by Dolores Sand)

pēyak tipahkan nitatoskān, nitatoskān, nitatoskān
pēyak tipahikan nitatoskān pōn-āpihtā-kīsikāw
At one o’clock I work, I work, I work
At one o’clock I work, in the afternoon

nīso tipahikan nimētawān, nimētawān, nimētawān
nīso tipahikan nimētawān pōn-āpihtā-kīsikāw
At two o’clock I play, I play, I play
At two o’clock I play, in the afternoon

nisto tipahikan niwawēyīn, niwawēyīn niwawēyīn
nisto tipahikan niwawēyīn, pōn-āpihtā-kīsikāw
At three o’clock I get ready, I get ready, I get ready
At three o’clock I get ready, in the afternoon

nēwo tipahikan nikīwān, nikīwān, nikīwān
nēwo tipahikan nikīwān, pōn-āpihtā-kīsikāw
At four o’clock I go home, I go home, I go home
At four o’clock I go home, in the afternoon

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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