Syilx Language House is proud to collaborate with twelve fluent Elders who share recorded stories freely for learners. Together, we produce one book and CD each year. Our six books are provided below: Elders I, Elders II, Elders III, Elders IV, Elders V and Andrew McGinnisStories. Each book has 3 to 5 hours of audio mp3, and includes stories, captíkʷł, prayers, and history, shared freely by our Elders. Please listen to these stories and share them widely in your classrooms, homes, and workplaces. We encourage teachers and learners to edit and complete these draft transcriptions. Updated editions will follow.
iʔ ƛ̓x̌əx̌ƛ̓x̌aptət iʔ sm̓aʔm̓áy̓s I - Our Elders’ Stories I
Our Elders Stories I Audio:
*Click on the audio recordings below to listen (63 stories) *To download right click a title and click "save link as.."
Kiʔláwna Andrew McGinnis is a wonderfully kind and generous fluent Elder who resides at Penticton Indian Band. He has shared a wealth of stories over the years. Not only has he recorded stories with the Syilx Language House, he has also been recording and transcribing his stories for years. The stories below are previously recorded by Kiʔláwna. He generously gave his permission to compile all his works in one place and republish them here as a gift to future learners.
Andrew McGinnis Stories Audio:
*Click on audio recordings below to listen (8 stories)
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