Syilx Language House is proud to collaborate with twelve fluent Elders. Each year we share one book of recorded stories and audio. Scroll down to downloaded the audio to your devices and print each book: Elders I, Elders II, Elders III, Elders IV, Elders V, Elders VI, Elders VII and Andrew McGinnisStories. Each book has 3 to 7 hours of audio mp3 stories, čaptíkʷł, prayers, history, cultural knowledge and word lists, shared freely by our Elders. Please share widely in classrooms, homes, and workplaces. Updated editions will follow.
iʔ ƛ̓x̌əx̌ƛ̓x̌aptət iʔ sm̓aʔm̓áy̓s I - Our Elders’ Stories I
twiʔ (the late) Kiʔláwna Andrew McGinnis was a wonderfully kind and generous fluent Elder who resided at Penticton Indian Band. He shared a wealth of stories over the years. Not only did he record stories with Sʔím̓laʔxʷ for the Syilx Language House, he also recorded and transcribed his own stories for years. The stories below are previously recorded by Kiʔláwnaʔ. He generously gave permission to compile his works in one place and republish them here as a gift to learners.
Kiʔláwnaʔ iʔ Čaptíkʷłs March 20 2020 2nd edition