Cree Language & Culture

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Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit-in-in-the-making with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.  

A good site for songs/games in the Plains y dialect.

 We hope that educators and parents will make liberal use of these resources.  Please display them on your classroom smartboards, print and/or photocopy them for your students/children, encourage children to read them online, or use them in other creative ways.

Online Cree Dictionary.  Neyiyaw Masinahikan draws on resources from the University of Toronto and First Nations University.  Has mobile app for iPhones.

In this lesson you learn how to say "Good morning" (Miyo kikisepayaw) and "May you have a good day" (Ka miyo kisikanasin" in Cree. 

Cree Dictionary, Cree Language, Cree words, Alberta Elders Dictionary, Maskwacis









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This valuable resource is designed as an introduction for Cree language learners and contains over 100 illustrations.  Here's a link to Cree videos by Solomon.  

Cree 7 Communication Activity Books
This is a collection of workbooks, flashcards, readers, on the language topics of Introduction to Cree, Family, Likes, Food and Eating, Hockey Talk and Telephone Conversation. This is available for you to view at the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Resource Centre.

 Cree Teaching Kit 
 Small Game Cards (Nehiyawewin kihcih pisiskiw) and    Big Game Cards (Nehiyawewin Pisiskisisak) - little flash card photographs of common wild animals of Western Canada with the Cree word of each animal and separate listing of all of them.  This is available for you to view at the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Resource Centre. 
    
The intent of this culturally responsive resource is to share Cree perspectives from Plains Cree Elders, as well as personal experiences of Cree people from Edmonton and the surrounding areas.  This resource is intended for classroom use.