Led by Cree language educator Lorraine George, Ivana Yellowback and
Darcy Waite learn their Cree language in this fun, easy-to-follow web series that's all about language reclamation.
Ivana and Darcy meet Lorraine, and she teaches them some of the basics of their language. Learning Cree isn't easy, but Ivana and Darcy have a great teacher!
Back to School
Lorraine takes Ivana and Darcy to the classroom to learn counting, and the alphabet. Darcy also learns to use scissors safely and gets a B- on a craft.
Lorraine uses illustrations to teach about the words for family, including pets. Darcy decides he wants peyak, no…neso…no nisto…no newo…no NINYANAN dogs!
Darcy brings Ivana and Lorraine into his bachelor pad to learn about words around the home. Ivana and Lorraine even help Darcy clean the place up!
Ivana brings Darcy and Lorraine to the office to learn some important basics, including, “where is the bathroom?” and Darcy’s favourite, “where are the snacks?”
On the Town
Ivana is dressed up and ready to go out, and Darcy promises not to cramp her style. Lorraine has some tips for Darcy about flirting in Cree.
At the Zoo
Animals! So cute! There are so many at the Assiniboine Park Conservancy, including many of the sacred animals. There is also popcorn! And ice cream!
At a Gathering
Lorraine, Ivana, and Darcy exchange some cultural teachings, including the Cree words for some of the sacred medicines.
The Grocery Store
It’s time to get ready for Ivana and Darcy’s ultimate test - they will host a feast for Lorraine, and speak only Cree. But first, they need to shop!
At their feast, Ivana and Darcy, with Lorraine’s support, have a great time bringing together everything they’ve learned in Cree. They still have much to learn, but they are off to a great start!