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An infamous anniversary: 130 years since Canada’s Largest Mass Hanging 27 November 1885

A day the Cree Nation should never forget Paraphrasing Tyrone Tootoosis from Facebook: The eight Cree warriors that were hanged knew nothing of the legal system, and had no legal counsel or other advice. No defense was mounted. No reference was … Continue reading

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Facebook (Facebook!) launches Youth Safety Guide in Cree

Amidst all the excitement of this CBC news story  (and more genuinely deserved acknowledgement of the wonderful Michael Champagne), it took a little work to locate the real goods. One new (potential) motto of the Cree Literacy Network: “Show me … Continue reading

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Cree Code Talker Documentary

  From CBC: More than 70 years after Charles ‘Checker’ Tomkins served in the Second World War, his once top-secret story is being brought to life in a documentary film. Film director Alexandra Lazarowich is making a 10-minute documentary about Second … Continue reading

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Shannon Koostachin Monument Unveiled at New Liskeard Congratulations to Jules Koostachin who headed the memorial project on seeing this vision realized. Listen to Jules on CBC radio talking about the change that Shannen didn’t get to see, but that others continue to pursue in her memory: From … Continue reading

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Diving to locate mistasiny on CBC’s As It Happens

“For hundreds of years, the site – a giant boulder known in Cree as mistasiniy marked a sacred meeting place in southern Saskatchewan. In 1966, government works blew it up. It stood in the path of a man-made lake that … Continue reading

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Sagkeeng Hosts Cree and Ojibwe Classes, August 2015

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Art Napoleon: kimahihcihinân!

Big warm congratulations today to Art Napoleon as he receives his MA degree at UVic’s convocation ceremony. kimahihcihinân: You make us proud. And to his advisor, linguist Leslie Saxon, too: I know Art has made everyone proud.   I’ve chosen … Continue reading

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