Category Archives: Poster

In Honour of the TRC Report: ahkamêyimok!

With thanks to Solomon Ratt – and his ability to thrive against all odds – for helping express these thoughts in Cree: kimâmiyonêyimitinân mîna kimawimôstamâtinân kahkiyaw iyiniwak ohpimê wîkiwâhk ohci kâ-kî-nitawi-kiskinwahamâkosicik; ka-miyo-tôtâkosiyêk mîna ka-sôhkisiyêk. mistahi pê-âyiman kâ-mâmawi-kitimahikawêyêk mâka mîna kisôhkisinâwâw kiyâpic âtiht … Continue reading

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tāpitaw ta-kī-kakwē-miyo-kwayaskohtēyan / Walk in Balance and Beauty

Gorgeous collaboration of photo and audio from Solomon Ratt, translation into Cree by Arok Wolvengrey, and expert vocabulary provided by Jean Okimāsis.

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Solomon Ratt, 2013: “On the Threshold of a Dream” – Y-dialect – With audio

Click the player to listen and read along with Solomon. Click the link at the bottom of the page to download the sound file. Please email me at creeliteracy<at>gmail.com if you’d like a higher resolution copy of this image for … Continue reading

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Solomon Ratt: There is Harmony Again – With Audio

Click to listen and read along. Scroll to the bottom of this page to download the audio. This piece is written (and read) in y-dialect. Click here to download audio recording.

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miyo-ohcêtowi-kîsikanisik: A New Year’s wish from Darren Okemaysim

  êkos ôma kâ-wî-kîsi-askîwik kipakosêyihtamâtinâwâw miyo-pimâtisiwin mîna miyo-waskawîwin ka-otihtikoyêk kâhkiyaw – miyo-ohcêtowi-kîsikanisik – sâkihik kâhkiyaw kiwahkômâkanak [ey-ko..soe.mu…kaa-wee-kee.si-us.key.wik…ki.pu.go.sey.tu.maa.ti.naa.wow….mee.yoo-pi.maa.ti.soo.win…mee.nu…mee.yoo-wus.ku.wee.win…ku-o.tee.ti.go.yeyk..- mee.yoo-oo.chey.to.wi-gee.si.gun.sik…- saa.gi.hik…kaa.key.yoe…ki.waah.koe.maa.gu.nuk] As the years come to an end, I wish that good life and good health in all that comes your  way … Continue reading

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Sun dogs

Quoting Wayne Goodspirit from the archives of the Facebook Group “Nêhiyawêwin (Cree) Word/Phrase of the Day”: ayisk nîwiya ê-itêyihtamân kî-ayiman wahwês êtikwê ta-kisin’ pipohk. A long time ago, it was considered a blessing to surpass the tough test each winter … Continue reading

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tapahtêyimiso: Be Humble

tapahtêyimiso cikêmâ askîhk ê-ohcîyan;  kistêyihtâkosi cikêmâ acâhkosihk ê-ohciyan. ᑕᐸᐦᑌᔨᒥᓱ  ᒋᑮᒫ  ᐊᒑᐦᑯᓯᕽ  ᐁ ᐅᐦᒌᔭᐣ ᑭᐢᑌᔨᐦᑖᑯᓯ  ᒋᑫᒫ  ᐊᒑᐦᑯᓯᕽ  ᐁ ᐅᐦᒌᔭᐣ᙮  Be humble for you are made of earth; be noble for you are made of stars. (Unattributed quote translated by … Continue reading

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