Âhkik kâ-kisisawisît

Âhkik kâ-kisisawisît ililimowiniliw kiskinohamâkêw, nêsta Chubby Kitten-a kâ-tapišanihikêt kiskinohamâson ci ililimot. Mâmawi-kiskinohamâsotâ!

The Clever Seal (aka Mr. Harold Sealson) is teaching Ililimowin (Cree, an Indigenous language spoken in Turtle Island), and Chubby Kitten's creator is learning it. Let's learn to speak Ililimowin together!

1. Âhkik kâ-kisisawisît - âhkik kâ-kiskinohamâkêt

2. Âhkik kâ-kisisawisît kiskinohamâkew minôšiša. Nâspic milwêlimêw ci wicihât minôšiša. Âpatisiw iskôlihk ê mišâk ê iši ililimonaniwakh. 

(Nitišinihkason Âhkik kâ-kisisawisît. Tân ešinihkasoyan kîla?)

3. Nitohcin Môsonî, nîla mâka Âhkikomistikohk nikî-nihtâwikin. Kîla nâ?

Nitohcin Tarwantohk, Wîlipêkohk mâka nikî-nihtâwikin.

4. Tântahto êtašicik awiyâšîšak? 

Pêyakow namês.

Nîšiwak pilêsiwak.

Nistiwak šîšîpak!

Kwayask! Wâ... Natawêlihtâkwan nîpiy namês ohci...

1. The Clever Seal - a seal teacher!

2. The Clever Seal teaches kittens. He likes to help kittens very much. He works at a big school where they speak Ililimowin.

(My name is the Clever Seal. What is your name?)

3. I'm from Mosonee, but I was born on Seal Island. What about you? 

I am from Toronto, but I was born in Winipeg.

4. How many animals are there

One fish.

Two birds.

Three ducks!!

Correct! Hmmm....The fish needs some water...

1. Âhkik kâ-kisisawisît wâskâhikanih iši-âpatisiw. 

2. Wâciyê minôšîšak! Misiwê nâ kikî-pêhtawinâwâw?

3. EHE!!!

4. Âpahamok kimasinahikaniwâwa! Anohc ê kîšikâke ka-ayamihcikânânaw kâ-išinâkwahki ohci. 

Mihkwâw

Mahkatêwaw

Osâwâw

Wâpâw

1: A Clever Seal Works at home

 

2: Hello kittens! Can you all hear me?

 

3: YES!!! 

 

4: Open your books! Today we’re reading about colours!

 

It is red.

It is black.

It is yellow.

It is white.

1. Sêsawitâ!

 

2. Pasikok minôšišak! Anohc išpahkepitonêlik!

 

3. Kocihtâk ci tahkonimêk kisitiwâwa, minôšišak! Êliwêhk, âliman!

4. Šâ! Nitayêskosin! Nêsta nitapwêsin. Ispêlohkâtâ!

1. Let’s exercise!

2. Stand up, kittens! Now raise your arms!

3. Try to touch your feet, kittens! Gosh it’s hard!

4. Gosh! I’m pooped! And I’m sweating. Let’s take a break!

1. Wâciyê minôšišak! Anohc ê kîšikâk kanakiškawânânawak kitotenânâhk kâ iši-wîcitašihkemiyahkok

2. Mahîhkan nêsta mahkešiw ošihtâwak mîcimiliw nâspic kâ wihkacisinilik

 

3. Osâwask, nikik nêsta amisk misiwê wîcihêwak kišê-ililiwa.

4. Sihkosiw, wâpoš, âpikošiš nêsta alikwacâš mâka milwêlihtamwak ci âlimôcik!

1. Hello Kittens! Today we’ll meet the those individuals who we live with in our town

2. Wolf and fox make very delicious food

 

3. Brown bear, otter and beaver help elders

4. And weasel, rabbit, mouse and squirrel like to gossip!

1. Âhkik kâ kisisawisît ayêkosiw! Ispaliliw ci kawêšikot!

 

2. Wîpac liskihkwâmiw nêsta milopawamow.

 

3. Šâkoc! Matwêcâšêhwâmiw!

 

4. Âhkik kâ kisisawisît milohkwâmiw nêsta pwastaw ta wâniškâw.

1. The Clever Seal is tired! It’s time for him to go to bed!

 

2. He falls asleep quickly and dreams good dreams.

 

3. Boy, does he snore!

 

4. The Clever Seal slept well and will wake up late!

1. Anohc wîla nîpin nêsta mînišiskâw 

 

2. Mâwac awasitê nimilwêlihtên otêhimina ispîš wîla kotak mîniša 

 

3. Ati-takwâkihkê ka-mâwasonânaw maskêkomina

 

4. Cikêmânima, ka-mînišâpohkâkânânaw misiwê mîniša kâ milwêlihtamwahk!

Maskêkomini-aspacikan

Nikomanâpoy

Nêwikonâkisiw paskowipîsim

Kâ-ayoskani-ninihkipalik

Nikotwâsokonâkisiw ohpahôwipîsim

1. Now it’s summer and the berries are plentiful

 

2. I like strawberries more than any other berries

 

3. When early autumn begins, we’ll collect cranberries

 

4. Of course, we’ll make jam with all the berries we like!

cranberry spread

blueberry jam

July 4th

raspberry jelly

August 6th

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A bit about the artist.

Oh, hello there! I'm Michael, the

 

creator of Chubby Kitten (and the

 

various other things that you might

find on this website). I grew up in

 

Canada, but I've lived in a few

 

different places before ending up

 

in London. Most of my time is spent

doing serious things, usually with

 

books and stuff like that. In my

 

spare time, I bring life to neurotic,

 

fluffy, funny, and portly little animals

 

who jet around the world. My

 

current project is a full-length

 

comic called How to Have a

 

Breakdown and See 12 Countries in

 

3 Weeks!

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