Ana K-pimwwhahk Okakskihkmowina

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University of Manitoba Press, 1998 - Political Science - 390 pages
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A monolingual Cree speaker from Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, ka-pimwewehahk / Jim Ka-Nipitehtew was a highly respected orator; in later years he served as senior member of the Council of Elders at the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural College in Saskatoon. His discourses have great force and authority, and no speeches of similar scope or depth have ever been published in their original form. In these eight speeches, ka-pimwewehahk speaks of his concerns for young people, the proper performance of rituals, and also gives an account of the signing of Treaty Six. These are superb examples of authentic spoken Cree texts. The Cree texts are presented first in syllabic orthography, and then in roman orthography and English translation on facing pages. The text is complemented by a set of interpretive notes, a comprehensive Cree-English glossary, and an English index to the glossary.

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About the author (1998)

Freda Ahenakew, formerly Director of the Saskatchewan Indian Languages Institute, earned her M.A. in Cree linguistics at the University of Manitoba. In 1997 she was awarded an honourary doctorate by the University of Saskatchewan. She was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1998.

H. C. Wolfart is University Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manitoba

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