Circle Books – Early Primary Readers

A set of early primary readers in the Sheshatshiu and Mushuau dialects of Innu, adapted from the Circle ESL language arts program for northern children published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside © 1993.

The Innu (print) versions were published by Mamu Tshishkutamashutau – Innu Education in collaboration with the Innu Language Project at Memorial University in 2015 and 2018.

They were revised, recorded and adapted as read-alongs in 2022-2023.

The Box

Ne mishtikush

Miutashkᵘ

Sliding

E shuakuanut

E shuakuanutsh

Let’s Eat!

Mitshishutau ma !

Mitshishutau ma !

Yes, I Can!

Ehe, nikatshiun !

Ehe, nikassiun !

Let’s Go

Eku ma tshitutetau

Ekᵘ tshitutetau

Emini’s Walk

Emini ka pimutet

Emini ka pimutet

All Kinds of Weather

Kassinu eshi-tshishikat

Mishue eshinakuatsh tshishikᵘ

The Magic Chair

Kamamatau-katshiuimakak tetapuakan

Kamamatan-katshiuimakatsh tetapuakan

Come Back Snow

Petute me kau kun

Petute minuatsh kun

Rosie’s Feast

Nushiss ituteu kamakushanunit

Nushiss nituteu kamakushanitsh

Tuni’s Mittens

Tuni utashtisha

Tuni utashtisha

Kuekuatsheu and Rabbit

Kuekuatsheu mak Uapush

Kuekuatsheu mak Uapush

The Old Woman Who Sang to the Teepee

Kukuminash ka nikamututak tashtuaikanitshuapinu

Kukuminash ka nikamututak uishkatshanitsuapinu

Tshakapesh Snares the Sun

Tshakapesh ka nakuatat tshishikau-pishimua

Tshakapesh ka nakuatat pishimua