Syilx Language House is proud to collaborate with twelve fluent Elders who share recorded stories freely for learners. Together, we produce one transcribed book and audio each year. Our six books and audio can be downloaded below: Elders I, Elders II, Elders III, Elders IV, Elders V and Andrew McGinnisStories. Each book has 3 to 7 hours of audio mp3, and includes stories, čaptíkʷł, prayers, history, and word lists, shared freely by our Elders. Please listen to these stories and share them widely in 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
Kiʔláwna Andrew McGinnis is a wonderfully kind and generous fluent Elder who resides at Penticton Indian Band. He shared a wealth of stories over the years. Not only did he record stories with 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 his permission to compile all his works in one place and republish them here as a gift to future learners.