Designed as an introduction for Cree language learners, mâci-nêhiyawêwin: Beginning Creeacts as a self-study aid--a much-needed resource in today's world where few can speak Cree fluently. 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. With over 100 illustrations, this text grounds the language in traditional and contemporary contexts.
About the authors
H. Monty Montgomery is cis-gender male of Irish-Canadian and Mi’kmaq ancestry whose academic career includes appointments in the field of Social Work in Saskatchewan (University of Regina) and British Colombia (University of Victoria, University of British Colombia). His extensive professional experience spans child welfare practice and social welfare policy development for Indigenous and Provincial governments and the planning, development and administration of First Nations Social Development, Post-Secondary Education and Child Welfare programs.
Dorothy Badry is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary and is deeply committed to supporting concerns related to Indigenous child welfare in Canada and to promoting Indigenous scholarship and partnerships in advancing best practice for children and families.