itwêwina is an intelligent Plains Cree — English dictionary combining the lexical content of Prof. Arok Wolvengrey’s dictionary nêhiyawêwin : itwêwina / Cree : Words , the Maskwacîs Cree Dictionary, and our computational FST model, allowing you to search with inflected forms of Plains Cree Words, as well as generate word form declensions/conjugations (paradigms). In addition, itwêwina contains an ever-increasing amount of Cree words spoken by multiple first-language Cree speakers from Maskwacîs, Alberta, collected in the joint community-university project: nêhiyawi-pîkiskwêwina maskwacîsihk – Spoken Dictionary of Maskwacîs Cree.

To get you started, we have put together a few short tutorials below to guide you through the different features that the new itwêwina offers. You can view the videos below, or you can view the whole playlist on Youtube.  Alternatively, if you are feeling adventurous, you can jump right in and explore itwêwina on your own.

Once you have spent some time using the site, we would love to hear what you think about itwêwina! We have provided a form below for you to give us feedback or report any glitches.

Ready to get started?
How-to Resources:
Guided tour with commented screenshots
Basic Usage
Advanced Usage
Using Syllabics
Feedback and Issue Reporting

We have put together a reporting form that you can use to report Bugs or issues, offer suggestions for future feature additions, improvements, or give general feedback comments.

Note: You can only report one issue at a time, so you will need to submit a separate report for each bug/issue you may find.   You can submit this form as many times as you need.

We have also put together some Instructions for beta testing and providing feedback in case you want some suggestions on how to help us improve the site. 

Happy Searching!

Legacy itwêwina

There is an older legacy version of itwêwina up online which is still fully functional.  The newest update to itwêwina does not yet have support for certain features such as full-length paradigms, click-in text functionality, and the integration of our Indigenous Language Text Collection (Korp) . We plan to add these features in the future; however, in the meantime, the legacy itwêwina can be used to access these functions instead. Check out our how-to resources for this legacy version here.