National Aboriginal History Month Day Eight: pimotâtowin

CalendarUrban Native Magazine and Regina Aboriginal Professionals Association have launched a photograph challenge (for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) in honour of National Aboriginal History Month. They’re using the Twitter hashtag #NAHM2015PhotoADay.

Here at the Cree Literacy Network, we’ve decided to play along, by gathering the images suggested – but (with help from Solomon Ratt) captioning them in Cree.

For Day Eight, the word is Archery:

pimotâtowin /  ᐱᒧᑖᑐᐏᐣ

Thanks to “That Conrad Guy, Eh” for this fabulous photo of Last years Canadian Gold medal Archery champ Calvin Bird from Montreal Lake Cree Nation – and wahwâ! Congratulations, Calvin Bird!

Bow-Bird

You might also enjoy the following 2014 APTN video that showcases the place archery takes in the North American Indigenous Games. Click on the photo to watch the video!

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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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