Circle Books – Later Primary Readers

A set of later 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.

 

Come in Everybody

Pitutshekᵘ kassinu etatishiekᵘ

Pitshekᵘ mishue etashinekᵘ

Family Stories

Uikanishimau-tipatshimuna

Uikanisha utipatshimunnu

Here Comes Winter

Shash tshika pipun

Tshash papanu pipun

The Yummy Book

Ka uikak tshekuan mashinaikan

Ka uikatsh mitshim mashinanikan

From Nose to Toes

Ut nishkutit nuash nininitshikanashtanat

Mishue niau eshpishatsh

Animals Here! Animals There!

Aueshishat ute ! Aueshishat nete !

Aueshishatsh ute ! Aueshishatsh ete !

Lots to Do

Mitshena tshe tutakanikau

Mishue eshinakuatsh tshishikᵘMitsheia tshekuaiai tshe tutakanitshi

The Monster’s Party

Matshi-aueshish ka metuet

Ka metuet atsheniss

Rosie’s Visit

Ka mupit Nushiss

Ui mupu Nushiss

The Boy and the Man of Snow

Napess kie ne napeu ka kunut

Napeu ka ishinakushit kuna

The Hungry Little Bear

Kashiuenit mashkuss

Kashiuenit mashkuss

The Shortcut

Kashkamutenanu

Kakashkamutsh

Why the Beaver Has a Flat Tail

Tshekuannu uet papakanit amishkᵘ ushui

Tshekuannu uetsh papakanitsh amishkᵘ ushun

The Shut-Eye Dance

Kapapashakuapishimunanut

Kapapashakuapishimunanitsh

Just a Walk

Pimutanu mukᵘ

Pimutanu mukᵘ