Monolith – pīyak asiniy īcamasot

There has been many news stories about a monolith appearing in many places. It started in Utah and has continued to interest all our nations, as new monoliths have appeared in other areas.

I recently discovered a monolith on my rez. It was disturbing to me to see the structure, however, my wife has confirmed it was there before. Hmm, maybe it is not so mysterious.

To be serious, I have been wondering about the steel structures that have been popping up during the past week or so. Some say Aliens and others say just human pranksters.

I decided to look up the definition and it reads: “a large single upright block of stone, especially one shaped into or serving as a pillar or monument.”

So in Cree, it would mean:

pīyak asiniy īcamasot – monolith (one stone or rock, standing upright). Please suggest other possible translations.

I just had a chat with Johnjames Boychiets Spence
(Jjspence) on Facebook and he has a Cree term that better describes what I am trying to say – kipohtchikan (key/poo/cheek/can)

Thank you to James. Here is his Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/johnjmes3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_monolith

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/01/utah-monolith-removed-by-humans

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/utah-monolith-viral-art-moment/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2PxYY1v7Q3o4IKJfDAHrx1xqnNXxoK_WejR31Ed3u2xuiO5jkXDAW9AbI

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/monolith-found-utah/

 

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