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Facebook is Down

As you may already know, Facebook is Down. It is trending on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=facebook%20is%20down&src=typeahead_click&f=top

While it is inconvenient for many of us, luckily for all of social media fiends, there is Twitter. I do not have an official Twitter account for this website, I may consider starting one up later today.

If you have time on your hands, why not read a story or two from this website. I know I have said it before but I have stories in the works. I will be entering the CBC Story contest too before the end of the month. I will keep you posted on that.

Stories – https://firstnationstories.com/?page_id=18

Blogs, you may have missed – https://firstnationstories.com/?page_id=671

Thank you for following, hopefully this inconvenience is resolved soo. Take care.

2000 Likes for First Nation Stories Facebook Page

Wahwā, WOW! I finally reached a coveted milestone of 2000 likes to my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/firstnationstories/

I appreciate the support of my many followers and visitors. It took almost a year to go from 1000 to 2000, lets make 3000 by the end of the year.

nīso kihci-mitāhatomitanaw – 2000

From the words of Cree Teacher, Simon Bird – kinanāskomitin = I thank you/I am thankful for you/I am grateful for you (#CreeSimonSays).

mīna kihtwām – until next time


My Online Cree Sources – Facebook, YouTube and Websites 2022

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 –

YouTube Channels:

#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

BentArrowYEG –

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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