Essays

The following essays are written by the author of this blog.

Cree Notions of Manhood is a short anecdote concerning the birth of children and traditional notions of manhood. It was published on February 25, 2016.

The Jimiken Report is an essay dedicated to the late Lawrence Jimiken and his contributions to the Cree Nation.

Nôhtâwînân is a history of the Our Father‘s translation into Cree. It was published on May 25, 2015.

An Oral History with a Written Past is an essay about historical documents written in the Cree language. It was published on January 12, 2016.

Rapping in Cree is a short essay about a rap performed in Cree by Gary Jolly from Nemaska. I took it upon myself to transcribe the rap as well, for the benefit of the reader. This essay was published on April 9, 2016.

Syllabics and the Unicode Consortium is an essay about errors in the syllabic typefaces based on the Unicode Standard that have been rectified by the Unicode Consortium. It was published on May 27, 2016.

ᐴᑑ ᑳ ᒌ ᐃᔑᓂᐦᑳᑖᑲᓂᐎᑦ ᓈᐯᔑᔥ is a short anecdote my mother tells of her late father. It is written in southern East Cree and was published on August 25, 2016.

ᓂᑖᓂᔅ ᐁ ᐐᒋ ᓇᑕᐎᐦᔦᐌᒥᑦ is a reminiscence about an autumn day spent grouse hunting with my daughter. It is written in southern East Cree and was published on December 4, 2014. An earlier version in Moose Cree (published on July 24, 2014) is available here.

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