Through poems that move between the two languages, McIlwraith explores the beauty of the intersection between nêhiyawêwin, the Plains Cree language, and English, âkayâsîmowin. Written to honour her father’s facility in nêhiyawêwin and her mother’s beauty and generosity as an inheritor of Cree, Ojibwe, Scottish, and English, kiyâm articulates a powerful yearning for family, history, peace, and love.
About Naomi McIlwraith
Table of Contents
|Table of Contents||8|
|The Sounds of Plains Cree: A Guide to Pronunciation||12|
|A Few Ideas from amiskwacî-wâskahikanihk||86|
|Notes on the Poems||136|