“Numbers” Season 1 Episode 2
Grace, Kai, Kiyano and their teacher Josephine are off to the farmers’ market to shop for fruit and test their new Cree counting words. At game time, they have fun seeing how many times they can hop on one foot, counting in Cree. Then, Ray Thunderchild rallies them for a fun round dance. Meanwhile, we see the animated story about Mick the Mouse, who must climb up the stairs to get inside his house before the storm arrives.
Nehiyawetan means "Let's Speak Cree". This dynamic six part series combines live action and animation in an innovative approach to making the Cree language accessible to young children. It follows a group of Aboriginal children as they learn to speak Cree in the city. The approach taken reinforces learning through play, music, adventure and storytelling. Nehiyawetan: Let’s Speak Cree promotes language retention, offers a Cree perspective of the world and encourages smart choices about living in the city.
Produced by: Loretta Sarah Todd, Nehiyawetan Productions