Pîtāpan’s Cree 7 Direction Prayer By Darlene P. Auger – 2016 and translated to Michif by Daniel Pitman 2020


Cree SRO Physical Stance English
1
st Direction: Centre
Hāw Nohtāwiy Standing; Arms reaching up Oh Creator
Kinanāskomitin Nipimātisiwin I’m grateful for Life
Wîcihin; Saweyimin Help me; Bless Me
Kisākihitin Hands crossed over heart I love you
2
nd Direction: Centre
Hāw Nikāwiy Sitting; on one knee; bent over; hands on ground Oh Mother Earth
Kinanāskomitin Epimācihiyin I’m grateful for sustenance
Kahkîyaw kekway Niwāhkohten I am related to all things
Kisākihitin Hands crossed over heart I love you
3
rd Direction: East
Hāw Nôhkomak, Nimosômak Wāpanohk Standing; Arms reaching up Oh Grandmothers, Grandfathers of the East
Kinanāskomitināwāw Kotak Kîsikāw Left leg and both arms stretched forward I’m grateful for another day
Nitāhkameyimon nitatoskewin Right Leg back; Palms up; Hands rested by waist I will work hard
Kisākihitināwāw Standing centered; Hands crossed over heart I love you all
4
th Direction: South
Hāw Nôhkomak, Nimosômak Apihtâkisikanohk Standing; Arms reaching up Oh Grandmothers, Grandfathers of the South
Kinanāskomitināwāw Maskihkîya Left leg and both arms stretched forward I’m grateful for medicines
Nika miyo wîcîhison Right Leg back; Palms up; Hands rested by waist I will help myself
Kisākihitināwāw Standing centered; Hands crossed over heart I love you all
5
th Direction: West
Hāw Nôhkomak, Nimosômak Pahk’simotâhk Standing; Arms reaching up Oh Grandmothers, Grandfathers of the West
Kinanāskomitināwāw Nipiy Left leg and both arms stretched forward I’m grateful for water
Nika miyo ohpikihāwason Right Leg back; Palms up; Hands rested by waist I will raise children well
Kisākihitināwāw Standing centered; Hands crossed over heart I love you all
6
th Direction: North
Hāw Nôhkomak, Nimosômak Kewetinohk Standing; Arms reaching up Oh Grandmothers, Grandfathers of the North
Kinanāskomitināwāw Eyotin Left leg and both arms stretched forward I’m grateful for Wind (breath)
Nika miyo acimon Right Leg back; Palms up; Hands rested by waist I will tell good stories
Kisākihitināwāw Standing centered; Hands crossed over heart I love you all
7
th Direction: Centre
Hāw Nitahcāhk Standing; Head down; hands cupped under bellybutton Oh Spirit of Self
Kinanāskomitin esākihiyin I’m grateful for your love
Kisākîhitin Hands crossed over heart I love you
Nisākîhison Arms around self – Big Hug! I love myself

  • The End –

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