Author Archives: Arden Ogg

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.

2016: mikisiwipîsim / ᒥᑭᓯᐏᐲᓯᒼ / February

    Thanks to Solomon Ratt for allowing the Cree Literacy Network to share his 2016 calendar, complete with his own original illustrations. Following his request, we will post one image at the beginning of each month. For those who like to … Continue reading

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Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems: Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum)

Sylvia McAdam (Sasewahum) will be speaking in Winnipeg February 10 & 11, 2016. While I continue to find specific details, I’m pleased to share some of the wonderful resources she has created here. Sylvia is very clear in her video lectures … Continue reading

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Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend

In the words of elder Ray Lavalee, “You must always honour the buffalo because they gave us life.” Thanks to Arok Wolvengrey for directing me to this lovely book for children – Judith Silverthorne’s careful retelling of Lavalee’s words – released … Continue reading

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Astronomy via Wilfred Buck – and other Cree Astronomy Links

“Every culture in the Northern Hemisphere went outside at night and saw the same stars.” Hope I’m lucky enough to catch Rosanna Deerchild this week on CBC Radio’s  Unreserved to hear more from Wilfred Buck about Cree astronomy. The show airs … Continue reading

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Bloomfield: Plains Cree Texts Online

Thanks to David MacKinnon for sharing this link to a complete online scanned edition of Leonard Bloomfield’s Classic Plains Cree Texts. Bloomfield’s Plains Cree Texts: was originally published in 1934 as Volume XVI of the American Ethnological Society series, in New … Continue reading

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Cree Vocabulary for Kids: Louis Says on APTN

With Louis Says now in its third season, it’s exciting to discover that all eight Season One episodes of can be viewed online thanks to APTN at http://aptn.ca/louissays/. At eleven minutes apiece, you can even binge-watch the whole set in less … Continue reading

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2016: kisêpîsim / ᑭᓭᐲᓯᒼ / January

    Thanks to Solomon Ratt for allowing the Cree Literacy Network to share his 2016 calendar, complete with his own original illustrations. Following his request, we will post one image at the beginning of each month. For those who like to … Continue reading

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