Foreign Language Study Native American Languages
Nakón-i'a wo! Beginning Nakoda
- University of Regina Press
- Initial publish date
- Nov 2019
- Native American Languages, Indigenous Studies
- Publish Date
- Nov 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 18
- Grade: 7 to 12
Nakón-i’a wo! Beginning Nakoda is a language resource designed to help revitalize and document Nakoda, now spoken in Montana and Saskatchewan.
Written for beginning learners of Nakoda (also known as Assiniboine), this workbook, arranged thematically, provides a Nakoda/English lexicon, a vocabulary, a table of kinship terms, a glossary of linguistic terminology, and exercises to do after each lesson. This book was made possible with the assistance of Elders and Language Keepers of the Nakoda Nation: Armand McArthur and Wilma Kennedy, Main Consultants; with additional contributions by Pete Bigstone, Leona Kroscamp, Freda O'Watch, and Ken Armstrong.
About the authors
Vincent Collette teaches linguistics and Nakoda at First Nations University of Canada in Regina.
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Armand McArthur is from the Siyónide Nakóna Oyáde (Pheasant Rump First Nation) and of mixed Wadopana-I?ha?´ ktu?wan origin. He is a Nakoda language instructor at First Nations University of Canada and also leads Nakoda language classes in Pheasant Rump.
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Wilma Kennedy is a Language Keeper from Carry The Kettle Nakoda First Nation. She grew up with the Nakoda language and culture.
- Winner, Saskatchewan Book Awards, Publishing in Education,
- Short-listed, Saskatchewan Book Awards, Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing
Winner, Saskatchewan Book Awards, Publishing in Education, 2021
Shortlisted, Saskatchewan Book Awards, Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing, 2020