Some well-deserved attention for Sol’s new book

Solomon Ratt author of Woods Cree Stores reading from his book during book launch at First Nations University of Canada - Photo credit: Regina Leader-Post, October 30, 2014

Solomon Ratt author of Woods Cree Stores reading from his book during book launch at First Nations University of Canada – Photo credit: Regina Leader-Post, October 30, 2014

Thanks to Dianna Sakisheway for sharing via Facebook some of the press about Solomon’s new book, and thanks to Arok Wolvengrey for sharing a copy with me at the Algonquian Conference last weekend, so I could read the whole thing!

First, Kerry Benjoe’s article from the Regina Leader-Post:

FNUniv professor preserving Cree language through stories and humour.

Even better: Sol’s October 29, 2014 interview on CBC Morning Edition With Sheila Coles, captured and shared by Dianna is SOLid gold. As Dianna says, “My heart skips a beat every time I hear you say, “Yeah, ahhh, I fell in love…”

https://soundcloud.com/dsakisheway/solomon-ratt-interview

Screen Shot 2014-10-31 at 6.21.34 PMAnother nice piece appears in the Eagle Feather News, complete with photo of Sol, plus Arok Wolvengrey and Jean Okimâsis.
http://eaglefeathernews.com/news/index.php?detail=824

The book itself is available from McNally Robinson or Amazon.
Details about the book itself can be found in our earlier post: http://creeliteracy.org/2014/09/16/congratulations-solomon-ratt/

 

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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