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First Nation Language Readers

With a mix of traditional and new stories, each First Nations Language Reader introduces an Indigenous language and demonstrates how each language is used today. The University of Regina Press’s long-term goal is to publish all 60+ Indigenous languages of Canada.

Series Editor: Arok Wolvengrey, Professor, Algonquian Languages and Linguistics, Department of Indigenous Languages, Arts and Cultures, First Nations University of Canada

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Aaniiih/Gros Ventre Stories

The first-ever collection of Anniiih/Gros Ventre narratives to be published in the Aaniiih/Gros Ventre Language, this book contains traditional trickster tales and war stories. Some of these stories were ...

These Are Our Legends

Like all First Nations Languages, Lillooet (Lil'wat) is a repository for an abundantly rich oral literature. In These Are Our Legends, the fifth volume of the First Nations Language Readers Series, the ...

Woods Cree Stories

Humour is not only the best medicine; it is also an exceptionally useful teaching tool.

So often, it is through humour that the big lessons in life are learned--about responsibility, honour, hard work, ...

Blackfoot Stories of Old

The third volume in the First Nations Language Readers Series--meant for Language learners and Language users--this collection presents eight Blackfoot stories told by Lena Russell, a fluent speaker of ...

Nenapohs Legends

These seven tales are the traditional teaching stories of Nenapohs, the Saulteaux culture hero and trickster. Oral in origin, they have been passed on through generations by the traditional teachers, ...

Funny Little Stories

Funny Little Stories is a collection of nine stories representing the Plains Cree, Woods Cree, and Swampy Cree dialects, with a pronunciation guide and a Cree-to-English glossary.

Students and Elders ...