Pocket Plains Cree for Kids and Parents: A Phrasebook for Nearly All Occasions is written by Trevor Greyeyes, Maeengan Linklater and translated by Solomon Ratt, who teaches Plains Cree at the First Nations University in Regina, Saskatchewan. The introduction is by Patricia Ningewance. This phrasebook has 127 pages of phrases and common words and illustrations for parents and children to learn together. The cover art is by Patricia Ningewance and the other illustrations are by Don Ningewance.
Inconvenient Skin / nayêhtâwan wasakay written by Shane Koyczan, Cree, and now available in paperback, is a dual language English and Cree poetry and art book. It includes the artwork by Kent Monkman, of Cree ancestry; Joseph Sánchez, a leader in Indigenous and Chicano arts since the 1970s; Jim Logan, who grew up in a Métis household; and Nadia Kwandibens Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) from the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation. The Cree translation is provided by Solomon Ratt.
Beginning Cree: mâci-nêhiyawêwin acts as a self-study aid--a much-needed resource in today's world where most students cannot speak Cree fluently. Designed as an introduction for Cree Y Dialect language learners. The Y Dialect speakers are known as Plains Cree and of the 49 Cree Nations in Saskatchewan 43 are Y Dialect. Basic grammar units and everyday vocabulary items guide the student through the building blocks of the language, and expansion drills and exercises reinforce lessons and prepare the student for further study.
Woods Cree Stories - N¢ihithaw ¢acimowina is one of the titles in First Nations Language Readers 4 from the University of Regina Press. So often, it is through humour that the big lessons in life are learned|about responsibility, honour, hard work, and respect. Cree people are known for their wit, so the tales in Woods Cree Stories are filled with humour.
Cree Language of the Plains Workbook: Nehiyawewin Paskwawi-pikiskwewin accompanies the book, Cree Language of the Plains: Nehiyawewin Paskwawi-pikiskwewin (sold separately). This workbook contains exercises which provide practice with the concepts described in the textbook as well as dialogue about everyday situations which provide practice in the conversational Cree.