The man who kicked away the snow

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Title: nâpêw kâ-kî-wêpishkâtât kôna - The man who kicked away the snow

Speaker: Xavier Sutherland

Swampy Cree

Age Level: 6


Once during winter there was a man whose younger brother got so cold that he froze to death. When the snow began to thaw, the older brother kicked at the snow and dared it to come freeze him and the snow threatened to do just that. So, during the summer, the older brother gathered burning wood and animal grease and waited for winter. One winter night, it got extremely cold and the man sat there keeping the fire going and adding grease to make it last until finally some snow started to melt. Then, the snow conceded defeat and promised not to bother him again.


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