July 19, 2010
The story below comes to us from Rosthern, Saskatchewan. The author, Nikki Mike, was recently enrolled at the Generations Ahead School. Her story was published in the book entitled "Sharing Aboriginal Stories". In the story below, English is in italics. Cree is the translated language.
My name is Nikki Mike. I went to Generations Ahead School.
Nikki Mike nitsikason. Generations Ahead Kiskinwahamatowikamik nikitotan.
My culture task is to make moccasins.
Ni nehiyaw-atoskewin maskisinihke e-kisihtiman.
I learned my culture task from literacy and oral history.
Nikiskinwahamakawin masinahikanuk ohci ekwa ni-nehiyawihcikewin.
I am learning about my culture and language.
Niki kiskinwahamakosin nehiyawihcikewin ekwa nehiyawewin.
Traditional Aboriginal footwear is the moccasin. There are many types and styles.
Pahkekinowaskisina nehiyawak kikiskamowak, papihtos e-isihcikateki.
Making my first pair of moccasins allowed me many learning experiences.
Mamawici nistam ka-maskisinihkeyan, mistahi kikway nipe kiskeyiten.
I have learned to correct my learning experiences.
Nikki kiskinawahamakosin ta isi nikaskihon kaminastayan ita kapatahaman.
I would like to teach my kids how to make moccasins when they get old enough.
Note kiskinowahamawawak nitowasimisak ka-isi maskisinihkecik.
This is my first pair of moccasins.
Ohi ita nistam Ka-osihtayan maskisina.
[This story was taken with permission, from the book entitled "Sharing Aboriginal Stories".]