Category Archives: For Kids

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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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 At eleven minutes apiece, you can even binge-watch the whole set in less … Continue reading

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Bannock Boogie! Come eat bannock!

A great shot of energy from Art Napoleon and friends – and a probable theme song for Winnipeg’s Althea “Got Bannock?” Guiboche, celebrating her First Anniversary serving bannock to the homeless on the cold streets of Winnipeg. Art’s dialect is … Continue reading

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Winston Wuttunee: Ninêstosin

At the recent NCI-FM “NCI Jam” Winston Wuttunee performed his classic favourite Ninêstosin along with singers and dancers from Winnipeg’s Aboriginal School of Dance. Clearly from this backstage rehearsal photo, none of them were tired yet! Click here to play a … Continue reading

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Cree Sunrise Song

Facelifted from Tansi! Nehiyawetan: “We found this on the double-u-double-u-double-u-dot-youtubes (as our dear Elder used to say). It is a beautiful song we think Art Napoleon is singing.” In the Youtube comments, you will find two versions of the words, and … Continue reading

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