This article discusses the unchallenged myth which has persisted over 160 years regarding the origins of the Cree syllabic system. Wheeler highlights the fact that Cree people have failed to be consulted on the topic and as a result, oral histories explaining its origins have been ignored. Wheeler highlights that of the two conflicting accounts, the European/colonial account dominates discourse because it is just that, part of the dominant discourse which frequently ignores oral histories in favour of written records.
Wheeler, Winona. “Calling Badger and the Symbols of the Spirit Languages: The Cree Origins of the Syllabic System.” Oral History Forum, 19-20 (1999-2000): 19-4. https://creeliteracy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/calling-badger.pdf