noun (plural same or Crees)
1A member of a American Indian people living in a vast area of central Canada.
- The second part of the strategy to induce the Crees to stay in Canada included the abandonment of Fort Walsh in May 1883.
- This Offshore Overlap Agreement is another important step in Crees and Inuit co-operation and sharing.
- Indian Affairs came to control the political affairs of the Crees under the Indian Act, and minimal social services such as pensions became available to many.
2The Algonquian language of the Cree, closely related to Montagnais.
- And that's in Cree, which comes from the Algonquin language.
- There are Masses in Cree, Chipweyan, Blackfoot and Dene as well as English.
- It is related linguistically to the languages not only of the Ottawa and Potawatomi but also of the Fox, Cree, and Menominee.
Relating to the Cree or their language.
- It comes from the language of the Cree tribe further south, where it means ‘eater of raw meat’.
- Some sports will also take place in Fort Chipewyan, a small isolated Cree community a 30-minute flight from Fort McMurray.
- The provisions combine a high degree of Cree participation in elementary and secondary education, with final decision-making and legislative power resting in Quebec.
From Canadian French Cris, abbreviation of Cristinaux, from Algonquian kiris̆tinō.
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