Welcome to the Sakaw Cree Online Language Project!
Preserving the Language
Sakaw Cree is not commonly mentioned with the other Indigenous languages on lists or on maps. Normally, we are either grouped with the Woodland Cree or the Plains Cree.
We’re attempting to help preserve the language with the help of my mother, other Elders, and family.
Preserving the Culture
Along with preserving the language some culture and traditions may be covered on this website.
Support Our Work
Donations here will go to paying website fees and the rest will go to my mother, Elders, and other contributors. Please click here now to make a donation!
Donations will allow us to create more lessons, add sound for pronunciations, and maybe even some video.
First Lesson: Simple Greeting
From the very top of this page we asked Tansi kiya?
Tansi means “how” and kiya means “you” so together as a greeting Tansi kiya? means “Hello, how are you?”
When someone asks you Tansi kiya? you would respond with Namoya nantaw, that means “I am good, nothing wrong.”
Right after Namoya nantaw you can add Ekwa Kiya? that means “and how are you?”