MCC Microlearning, Registration
Next class note: Wednesday or Thursday, 11:55 am - 12:30 pm. MT Edmonton
Fees: $0. FREE.
2021 includes many new topics and small group/pairs practice sessions
Jan 6: 12-12:30 pm, basic workplace conversation
December 30: 12-12:30 pm
September 16: Fall and changing seasons
September 9: Dr.Grey Morning method of accelerated language acquisition
September 2: Landbased learning
August 26: Kinship and aunties
August 13: Moons and weather
August 6: Pimatisiwin
July 30: Conversational Cree elections
July 23: Birds and pimatisiwin
July 16: More about birds
July 8: Birds
July 1, Wednesday, Common terms for Canada, province, governance and Canada day
June 24, Wednesday, Indigenous Peoples week
June 17, Wednesday, Summer
June 10, Wednesday, Learn Cree
June 3, Wednesday, Tour of artifacts in Simon Birds office and Cree words for graduation
May 28: Everyday conversations - waniska, brush your teeth, Thursdays, 11:55 am - 12:30 pm. MT Edmonton
May 21: Build your own story, Thursdays, 11:55 am - 12:30 pm. MT Edmonton
May 14: Communicating in Cree via emails-Greetings, thank you, ending the email,Thursdays, 11:55 am - 12:30 pm. MT Edmonton
May 7: Common terms or values such as kiyām, ahakamēyimowin, sākihitowin, Thursdays, 11:55 am - 12:30 pm. MT Edmonton
April 30: Covid 19- ospanāspinīwin: how do we protect our elders. Thursdays, 11:55 am - 12:30 pm. MT Edmonton
April 23: Introductions in Cree
April 16: Can thinking in Cree lead you to be more creative?
Instructor: Simon Bird B.Ed. M.Ed. M.N.G.D.
Simon comes from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and was raised in the isolated community of Southend, Reindeer Lake. He currently holds a Bachelor of Education., a Master of Education Administration, and a Master of Northern Governance and Development. Simon is a very proud fluent Cree speaker. His first dialect is th but also adapts very well to the y & n dialects. As Simon always says, “we have more in common then we do differences.” In his spare time, he hosts a language initiative via social media aimed at educating over 16,000 members via Facebook or YouTube. His fun and memorable way of teaching has also requested his services as a facilitator and MC at local, regional and national conferences. Simon is a strong believer in both learning traditional skills and formal education. The lessons taught in the bush are just as valuable within the classroom and are directly applicable in every walk of life. Simon believes it is critical to continue learning and keep asking questions from elders while they still hold open the door to our past. This philosophy continues to serve him well in his professional working career in education or in politics. He has served as the Vice Chief of FSIN, and as a teacher, a principal, liaison, coach, Superintendent of Education for the Stoney Education Authority. Currently, Simon is the Education Director for the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. With a population of approximately 11,000 band members, the community has made language and culture top priority.
Contact Manisha Khetarpal
or call toll free: 1 866 585 3925
Name of the person
not of indigenous origin
Organization (if applicable)
Which sessions will you attend?
Session 18: August 13: Moons and weather
Session 1: Thursday, April 16, 10 -10:30 am: What is kiyam style
Session 2: Thursday, April 23, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Traditional ancestral landscaping.
Session 3: Thursday, April 30, 11:45-12:45MT- Covid 19- ospanāspinīwin: how do we protect our elders.
Session 4: Thursday, May 7, 11:55 am-12:30 MT: Common terms or values such as kiyām, ahakamēyimowin, sākihitowin
Session 5: Thursday, May 14, 11:55-12:30 MT: Communicating in Cree via emails: Greetings, thankyou, later)
Session 6: Thursday, May 21, 11:55-12:30 MT: Communicating in Cree-build your own story
Session 7: Thursday, May 28, 11:55-12:30 MT: Everyday conversations waniska, brush your teeth, etc.
Session 8: Wednesday, June 3, 11:55-12:30 MT: Graduation related Cree words
Session 9: Wed, June 10, 11:55-12:30 MT: Learn Cree
Session 10: Wed, June 17, 11:55-12:30 MT: Summer
Session 11: June 24, Wednesday, Indigenous Peoples week
Session 12: July 1, Common terms for Canada, province, governance and Canada day
Session 13: July 8, Birds
Session 14: July 16, More Birds
Session 15: July 23: Birds and pimatiswin
Session 16: July 30: Conversational Cree
Session 17: August 6: Pimatisiwin
Session 19: August 26: Kinship and aunties
Session 20: September 2: Landbased learning
Session 21: September 9:
Session 22: September 16: Fall and changing seasons
I want to learn about
How to introduce myself in Cree
Different sounds of the Cree alphabet/syllabics
Difference between kokum, nohkom, mosum, and nimosom
Cree place names
How to answer where you’re from
Introduction to grammar such as Niya, Kiya, Wiya
Introductions to vowel sounds
Cree command words
That things can be animate or inanimate
How to count up to ten in Cree as this will help in writing date/time
How to count up to twenty in Cree as this will help in writing date/time
How to count by tens to one hundred as this will help in writing date/time
How spiritual beliefs are integrated into the language
How to do a simple prayer
Some new vocabulary and how to put words together myself to make nehiyaw sentences
Tenses and more grammar
I understand that this is free event. No fees
I understand that this session will be recorded and I give permission for the recording.
Have you taken online courses?
What type of words or sentences you would like to learn that you can use at work or at home?
Who would you suggest that we should contact for sponsoring this training?
This training is free, however would you be willing to donate a small fee to cover the cost of this type of training in the future?
i would like to present
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