Louise Loon Carves a Goose – and Goes Viral!

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Cree Literacy is so much more than learning to read!

In this video, shared by Cree Radio CBC, (now with over 7,000 views), Louise Loon from the east coast of James Bay demonstrates – with narration in her Eyou dialect of Cree – how to carve a roast goose.

Many northern Cree people celebrate the return of the geese at this time of year with a week long hunt. In the days before commercial food, we can only imagine the joy of the return of fresh meat after a long, hard winter.

I wonder if Art Napoleon knows any northern kohkoms who could give us a demonstration in one of the Western dialects!


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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One Response to Louise Loon Carves a Goose – and Goes Viral!

  1. John, Irene says:

    I am looking for a short skit for my grad 5 and 6 classroom. Would you send me some ideas? thanks Irene John St. Frances School 306-361-8841


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