Wiih'teh Traditional names (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

Wiih'teh Traditional names (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

Generations of Cree were pressured by the church and government to give their children English or French names. Now, young parents are reclaiming traditional naming practices. In this episode, Mary and Betsy talk about which Cree names are trending right now. Elder Thomas Coon shares the history of the practice, and Whapmagoostui mother Melissa Natachequan explains how she chose her children’s names.

  • 2020
  • 00:15:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/21/2020
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