This is the literal meaning but being sweet would mean s/he is kind (ī-kisīwātisit).
ī-kisīwātisit -s/he is kind
This song has run through my mind time and time again so I thought I would make a Cree meme out of it.
Images from Pixabay –
Cree audio added for the meme.
A little poem I wrote back in March 2019 (if you can call it a poem) using a picture I took in May 2019 at Montreal River in La Ronge, SK.
I am sure there are variations to my interpretation, please feel free to express your opinions. Please share 🙂 ➡
My wife and I, took our granddaughter, Akiela for a ride and we saw a rabbit on the side of a road and she decides to chase it. Shaky video because I was totally unprepared for it.
My granddaughter chases a rabbit
nōsisim nawaswātīw wāposwa
wāpos – rabbit
itwêwasinahikana – http://sapir.artsrn.ualberta.ca/itwewina/detail/crk/eng/nawasw%C3%A2t%C3%AAw.html?no_compounds=true&lemma_match=true
Whenever there was a big thunderstorm, my late grandmother would put a rubber boot at the window. Thunderbirds do not like rubber boots and it drives them away, it worked every time.
awīyak kāstāt kinokātīwaskisin wāsīnamānihk, pithīsowak kita-pōni kitowak
When someone puts a rubber boot at the window, the Thunderbirds will stop calling
Not an actual Thunderbird.
Woodland Cree audio on this page.
An old song I used to hear on the rez, but not from my cousins.
kīspin kisākihin, sīmāk pī-ocīmin
If you love me, come kiss me right now
This meme was inspired from several Facebook memes I’ve seen this past week.
tāpwī kayās aspin kā-masinipīsimīt mistāpīw, matwānicī kīyāpic pimātisiw?
Ryan McGuire from Pixabay
The following names are ones I have heard locally as real names or nicknames. I did not use or suggest any derogatory names from insults or body parts.
There are audio clips included, however, the names are sometimes pronounced differently. This blog post is just for fun and not a proper list to go by. Any suggestions are welcome, thank you.
A total of $110 was transferred to my bank account, when I only had $2 to my name.
My website has had ads on since 2012 and from then to October 2018, I made a total of about $10.61, that is it.
From November 2018 until June 21, 2019, I made $104.44 in ads because I started creating and developing more content in stories, Cree translations and memes.
I use the lowest ads setting because I do not want too many intrusive ads on my website. It takes longer to make money and a developer must wait until there is a threshold of $100 before money is transferred to a bank account.
So, this is the first I have ever made a dime on this great website, and it only took seven years, ha ha. I put so much work into my website, but it does not feel like work. It is a privilege for me to be able to provide a bit of entertainment and to share my stories with the fine visitors to my website and followers of my Facebook page.
My work is almost completely independent, no grants or funding of any kind. It is a labour of love and I will continue to keep the website online, as long as I am capable.
ninanāskimon kā ayimihtāyin nitācathohkīwina. Thank you for reading my stories.
Money – sōniyāw
The Money I Make – sōniyāw kōsihak
My money – nisōniyām
Your money – kisōniyām
I recently completed a Cree clock for niwīcīwākan (a friend of mine). It shows his ōsi (boat) on Bigstone Lake, SK. Beautiful shot and makes a great Woodland Cree Clock, don’t you think.
My friend’s clock that is written in Cree – niwīcīwākan opīsimohkāna ka-nīhithowī-masinahikāsothit
My friend – niwīcīwākan
masinipīsinowin – picture or photograph
pīsimohkān – Clock
ōsi – boat
More references to “boat,” can be found on the link below: