I refer to many sources for my website articles. Without these sources, I would be spending enormous amounts of time completing 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/
Learn Cree With Me –
Nêhiyawêwin for the Soul –
Cree Language Resources ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ – https://www.facebook.com/groups/104500159643897/
Cree Media CBC –
This page can get somewhat political, but it does provide links to Cree language interviews and various other Cree videos.
Cree word for the day is….
LLRIB Cree Language Resources – https://www.facebook.com/llribcreelanguage/
Cree Syllabics FORUM –
#CreeSimonSays – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClrHhQZjSL8tDe29lOT7zQA
Cree Literacy Network –
Solomon Ratt Query – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=solomon+ratt
Cree Phrases – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCINEc-0LPsQ5Me2dR-LiW6w
Cathy Wheaton Bird #creebycathy – https://www.youtube.com/user/chimiskwew
Pow wow Times –
BearPaw Media and Education – https://www.youtube.com/c/BearPawLegal
Aaron Fay – https://www.youtube.com/c/AaronFay
HPSD Indigenous Education – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Srx8T33haoSatKO-nxvcg/videos
Websites I have used:
Learn Cree – http://learncree.ca/
In my workplace, I have been tasked to train with the web developer and provide revisions and updates. I am currently in training, it is a tech that I am not entirely familiar with. I will keep you posted.
Cree Literacy Network – https://creeliteracy.org/
This is an awesome website, it is updated regularly and shared on many relevant Cree language Facebook pages. The promotion of our beautiful language is very well presented and I love our friends from the Cree Literacy Network. 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 in 2019 when I was looking for sources. There are many variations of Cree words in the linguistics column search. I use it extensively to this day.
The following websites do not translate or interpret Cree words in any way, however, they can convert SRO to syllabics.
Syllabics.net Welcome –
Cree SRO ⇔ syllabics converter –
U of R – Cree: Language of the Plains / nēhiyawēwin: paskwāwi-pīkiskwēwin
This Collection has PDFs and audio files that you may download to your computer for personal use.
Online Cree Dictionary – http://www.creedictionary.com/
I have not used this website for a long time. Apparently, the audio is based on an Adobe Flash plugin whichis obsolete. Hopefully, they find the resources to replace all the Flash files and insert simple audio files.
Welcome to the Plains Cree Dictionary! – https://dictionary.plainscree.atlas-ling.ca/#/help
This is an interesting website. Unfortunately, I could not find any audio clips.
Online Dictionary of Moose Cree –
This dictionary is in the L dialect. There is audio for select Cree words on the website.
The websites below are from a Google search, maybe you will find them useful in your quest to learn our beautiful language.
Pinterest (Cree Language) –
Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Cree Words – http://www.native-languages.org/cree_words.htm
U of S Indigenous Languages –
Cree | CBC Indigenous – Original Voices –
Please feel free to share your sources as well, whether it’s a book, Elders, or other online sources.
Regarding SRO to Syllabic converters – I have used them extensively at my workplace and they are real-time savers. Copy and Paste and you are good to go. Please take your time to cross-reference with a chart if you are doing syllabics for a project. I found a glitch here and there (I contacted their support techs). I hope you will find them useful.
Cree language – nīhithawīwin
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