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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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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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Cree language facts for editors of English and French: Standard Spelling

This article is about how SRO and Syllabics can be precisely equivalent in writing Cree. It is the third piece Dorothy Thunder and I have published through the Editors’ Association of Canada and the “Language Portal of Canada” — the … Continue reading

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How to Use a Cree Dictionary

I’m not the only one who is deeply missing the contributions of Jeff Mühlbauer through his Moniyaw Linguist blog. Although the blog and its content have been taken down, I was grateful to recover a portion of his piece on … Continue reading

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John Murdoch, 1981, on Syllabics

Although the Cree Literacy Network maintains its preference for Standard Roman Orthography, the syllabic system still retains a healthy collection of advocates. An interesting — but lengthy — read for both sides of the discussion is presented in the 1981 … Continue reading

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A new tool to play with!

It says “for children aged 10-13” but maybe they’ll let me try it anyway!     Experience and utilize this exciting web site and iPad application for children aged 10 – 13. Students can create digital stories (text, illustrations and … Continue reading

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Games for fun in any language

The games in this book are described in English so teachers of *any* language can put them to use — and get their students laughing and having fun. Here is a description copied from McNally Robinson Booksellers: This collection of … Continue reading

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