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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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A gift for ocêhtowi-kîsikâw,* from Arok Wolvengrey and Jean Okimâsis

If your New Year’s resolution is to learn or use more Cree, you will find this downloadable pdf to be a helpful gift! How to Spell it in Cree was written to help those who are fluent speakers learn to spell in SRO. … Continue reading

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New Pocket Phrasebook for Oji-Cree, just in time for Christmas

Congratulations to Pat Ningewance Nadeau for launching the fourth (fourth!) pocket phrasebook in her series from Mazinaate Press, and congratulations to Jerry Sawanas of Sandy Lake, Ontario for his role in bringing the concept to Oji-Cree. Listening to Jerry in … Continue reading

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Fisher River spreads the words

  A new discovery for me, via Winnipeg photographer and artist KC Adams: a 2010 n-dialect dictionary and phrase book. Now to figure out how to get my hands on one in person! Read more in this Winnipeg Free Press article … Continue reading

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Naskapi Stories and Legends

A beautiful new piece of work from the northeastern stretch of the Cree dialect continuum made its way to print earlier this year. It’s difficult to describe how much work – and love – goes into a project like this. Heartfelt congratulations … Continue reading

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Honouring the Buffalo

Three websites with comments and previews of this new book from Judith Silverthorne, with Plains Cree translation by Randy Morin, and Cree-language editing provided by Arok Wolvengrey and Jean Okimâsis. Congratulations to all involved. Every new book in Cree is … Continue reading

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