National Aboriginal History Month Day Twenty-two: iyiniw kâ-kiskêyimiht

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 Twenty-two, the word is Native Celebrity:

iyiniw kâ-kiskêyimiht  / ᐃᔨᓂᐤ  ᑳ ᑭᐢᑫᔨᒥᐦᐟ

Today our photos are of Solomon Ratt’s nominee for “native celebrity”: Regina DJ and rapper, Brad Bellegarde. The photo we’re using is one of Solomon’s own, and Brad is the guy in the blue shirt. And in honour of Brad’s rapper persona, RedInfo, here’s a link to a CBC performance of his rap, “I Remember” :

Brad Bellegarde

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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