Larry Stephenson

Mule Skinner Blues

Remembrance Day

 

 

 

Flanders Field, in Cree

Audio & translation by Wayne Jackson

Flanders ᑮᐦᑿᐦᐊᐢᑳᓂᕽ ᒥᐦᑯᐚᐱᑿᓂᔭ ᐚᐍᐹᐢᑕᓌ ᑕᐢᑕᐘᔨᕽ ᐊᔭᒥᐦᐁᐘᐦᑎᑿ, ᐃᑕ ᑳᐱᒥᓯᓂᔮᕽ ᐁᑿ ᑮᓯᑯᕽ ᐊᒋᐳᑯ ᓱᐦᑭᐃᑕᐦᒧᐘᐠ ᑖᐱᐢᑳᑲᓀᓰᓴᐠ, ᐱᒥᐦᐋᐘᐠ ᒫᑲ ᐁᑕᑕᐤ ᐯᐦᑖᑯᓯᐘᐠ ᐃᔨᑯᕽ ᐁᒫᒥᓯᐹᐢᑭᓯᑭᕽ ᐊᐢᑭᕽ. ᐅᓇᑲᑕᐢᑫᐘᐠ ᓂᔭᓈᐣ᙮ ᓇᒧᔭ ᑲᔮᐢ ᓂᑐᐦᒋᐱᒫᑎᓯᓈᐣ, ᓂᒨᓯᐦᑖᓈᐣ ᐁᐯᐚᐸᕽ, ᑳᐸᐦᑭᓯᒧᕽ. ᓂᓵᑭᐦᐃᑲᐏᓈᐣ ᐁᑿ ᐁᑮᓵᑭᐦᐃᑲᐏᔮᕽ, ᐁᑿ ᐁᐱᒥᓯᓂᔮᕽ Flanders ᑭᐦᑿᐦᐊᐢᑳᓂᕽ. ᑭᔭᐚᐤ ᐁᑿ ᑭᓈᑕᒪᐏᓈᐣ ᓅᑎᓂᑫᐏᐣ: ᑭᓇᓇᒥᐋᓲᓈᒫᑎᓈᐣ ᐃᐢᑯᑌᐤ; ᑭᔭᐚᐤ ᐁᑿ ᑲᐃᐢᐸᐦᑯᐦᐱᓇᒣᐠ. ᑮᐢᐱᐣ ᑭᐘᓂᑭᐢᑭᓯᑐᑕᐏᓈᐣ ᑳᓇᑲᑕᐢᑫᔮᕽ ᓇᒧᔭ ᓂᑲᐅᐦᒋᐊᔨᐍᐱᓈᐣ, ᐋᑕ ᐁᐅᐦᐱᑭᑭ ᒥᐦᑯᐚᐱᑿᓂᔭ Flanders ᑭᐦᑿᐦᐊᐢᑳᓂᕽ.

Flanders kîhkwahaskânihk mihko-wâpikwaniya wâwêpâstanwa tastawayihk ayamihêwahtikwa, ita kâ-pimisiniyâhk êkwa kîsikohk acipoko sohki-itahmowak tâpiskâkanêsîsak, pimihâwak mâka êtataw pêhtâkosiwak iyikohk ê-mâmisi-pâskisikihk askihk. onakataskêwak niyanân. namoya kayâs nitohci-pimâtisinân, nimôsihtânân ê-pê-wâpahk, kâ-pahkisimohk. nisâkihikawinân êkwa ê-kî-sâkihikawiyâhk, êkwa ê-pimisiniyâhk Flanders kihkwahaskânihk. kiyawâw êkwa kinâtamawinân nôtinikêwin: kinanami-âsônâmâtinân iskotêw; kiyawâw êkwa ka-ispahk-ohpinamêk. kîspin kiwanikiskisitotawinân kâ-nakataskêyâhk namoya nika-ohci-ayiwêpinân, âta ê-ohpikiki mihko-wâpikwaniya Flanders kihkwahaskânihk.