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Document List Using "aboriginal languages"

  100 Days of Cree
(University of Regina Press) Based on a series of Facebook posts, the 100 short chapters or "days" in the book present chains of related words, some dealing with the traditional -the buffalo hunt, the seasons-and others cheekily capturing the detritus of modern life-from internet slang to Johnny Cash songs to Viagra.
  Beginning Cree
(University of Regina Press) Designed as an introduction for Cree language learners.
  Blackfoot Stories of Old
(University of Regina Press) 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 Ikkináínihki ‘Gentle Singer,’ a fluent speaker of Blackfoot from the Kainai (Blood) reserve in southern Alberta. In contrast with other Algonquian languages, such as Cree and Saulteaux (Ojibwe), Blackfoot is not usually written in syllabics, so these stories are presented in the Blackfoot language using the Roman alphabet, together with the English translation. The spelling system is based on the conventions of the International Phonetic Alphabet, and should be transparent for native speakers of Blackfoot as well as for linguists. The Reader includes a Blackfoot-to-English glossary containing all the nouns, verbs, adjuncts, etc., found in the texts, as well as stress or pitch accents over the vowel or vowels which bear the accent.
  Cree: Language of the Plains
(University of Regina Press) Explores some of the intricate grammatical features of a language spoken by a nation which extends from Quebec to Alberta.
  Woods Cree Stories
(University of Regina Press) 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, and respect. Cree people are known for their wit, so the tales in Woods Cree Stories are filled with humour. The book includes nine stories--including Boys Get Lost, Foolishness, and Animals Become Friends--and a Woods Cree-English glossary. All the stories are presented in Cree syllabics, standard roman orthography, and English translation and can be enjoyed by those new to the language and more advanced learners.