I refer to many sources for my website. Without these sources I would be spending enormous amounts of time to complete my blogs about Cree. As a semi-fluent speaker, writer and reader of Woodland Cree, the following sources are invaluable to me.
Facebook pages I follow:
Nêhiyawêwin (Cree) Word/Phrase of the Day – https://www.facebook.com/groups/18414147673/
#CreeSimonSays – https://www.facebook.com/groups/380099328844547/
Cree Language Videos – https://www.facebook.com/groups/100216916980387/
Spoken Cree Video Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Creevideos/
Cree Language Resources ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ – https://www.facebook.com/groups/104500159643897/
LLRIB Cree Language Resources – https://www.facebook.com/llribcreelanguage/
Websites I have used:
Learn Cree – http://learncree.ca/ In 2020, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB), revamped the Gift of Language and Culture website to a more modern format and to work on mobile devices. It is awesome and it is being used in all the band schools for their Cree Language programs.
Cree Literacy Network – https://creeliteracy.org/
I have used this website from time to time to see what many prominent Cree teachers are up to. There are too many people to mention, and I do not want to leave anybody out. Check it out yourself for the video, audio and text.
itwêwina – A dictionary that understands what you’re looking for. – https://sapir.artsrn.ualberta.ca/cree-dictionary/
I came across this website last year when I was looking for sources with many variations of Cree words in the linguistics column after a search. I use it extensively.
Online Cree Dictionary – http://www.creedictionary.com/
I think the title of this website, speaks for itself.
Welcome to the Plains Cree Dictionary! – https://dictionary.plainscree.atlas-ling.ca/#/help
I only started using this website today for a project I am working on. It is bit different, but it looks and works very well.
The Gift of Language and Culture website – http://giftoflanguageandculture.ca/glcp/index.html
This website was revamped and has a new domain name – http://learncree.ca/
This website is one I built using Adobe Flash with the help of many great people in the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Unfortunately, the Flash app is pretty much obsolete. It still works on desktop computers but it will be discontinued in 2020 by Adobe (The demise of Flash – https://sdtimes.com/webdev/the-demise-of-flash/).
The websites below are from a Google search, maybe you will find them useful in your quest to learn our beautiful language.
How to speak Cree – https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/how-speak-cree
Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Cree Words – http://www.native-languages.org/cree_words.htm
Cree Language Lessons – http://nisto.com/cree/lesson/
Please feel free to share your sources as well, whether it’s a book, Elders or other online sources.
Cree language – nīhithawīwin