"We live with my sister and nephew and although it’s for a few seasons, I am so grateful for the extra hand with my daughter, and the aunty-hood that she gets to experience. In Cree, aunty is “nikowis” which is very close to “nikowiy” for mother, because an aunt is like another mother."
The Birth of a Teacher
Walking Through Worlds Carrying Ancestral Bundles – Tasha Beeds, Guest Blogger
He cried out for his mama. – Tasha Spillett-Sumner, Guest Blogger
the slow down
Collective Grief, Collective Healing
What Does It Mean to Stand Up – Tara Williamson, Guest Blogger
wâhkôhtowin & architecture – Reanna Merasty, Guest Blogger
When you experience an upmost connection to these elements, you do not want to disrupt or conquer. There is an interrelationship between the land and us: we should not see ourselves as greater than the land, and we should not have a desire or intend to dominate the land. This experience was wâhkôhtowin.
nēhiyawak language experience 2018
As a second language learner of Cree, there is so much to work through in terms of shame, anger and trauma due to the violent interruption colonization had on our languages. The camp provided a safe and nourishing environment to reconnect with the language with likeminded friends who are now family.