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As an Elder once said, "Learn one Cree word a day for 100 days, and emerge a different person." In 100 Days of Cree , Neal McLeod offers us a portal into another way of understanding the universe--and our place within it--while demonstrating why this funny, vibrant, and sometimes salacious language is "the sexiest of them all" (according to Tomson Highway). Based on a series of Facebook posts, the 100 short chapters or "days" in the book present a chain of related words, some dealing with the traditional--the buffalo hunt, the seasons--and others cheekily capturing the detritus of modern life--from Internet slang to Johnny Cash songs to Viagra. The result is both an introduction to the most widely spoken Indigenous language in Canada and the opportunity to see the world, and ourselves, in another way.

EducationLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By Subject Publisher: University of Regina Press Publication Date: 09/04/2016 ISBN-13: 9780889774292  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Neal McLeod grew up Cree on the James Smith Reserve in Saskatchewan and studied at the Swedish Art Academy at UmeA[yen]. His 2005 exhibition au fil de mes jours (in my lifetime), at Le MusA(c)e national des beaux-arts du QuA(c)bec, was remounted at the Museum of Civilization in 2007. He has two books of poetrya Songs to Kill a WA(R)htikow (2005) and Gabrielas Beach (2008). Cree Narrative Memory (2007) was nominated for book of the year at the Anskohk McNally Aboriginal Literature Awards. He teaches Indigenous studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Arok Wolvengrey is Department Head, Associate Professor, and Linguistics Program Coordinator at the First Nations University of Canada in Regina.

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