Sheshatshiu Circle Books – Later Primary Readers

A set of later primary readers in the Sheshatshiu dialect 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.

[IN DEVELOPMENT: Please note that only titles in bold are currently available. We are still ironing out technical issues. We appreciate your understanding.]

Come in Everybody

Pitutshekᵘ kassinu etatishiekᵘ
(Chapter [1] [2] [3] [4])

Family Stories


Here Comes Winter

Shash tshika pipun
(Chapter [1] [2] [3] [4])

The Yummy Book

Ka uikak tshekuan mashinaikan
(Chapter [1] [2] [3] [4] [5])

From Nose to Toes

Ut nishkutit nuash nininitshikanashtanat
(Chapter [1] [2] [3] [4] [5])

Animals Here! Animals There!

Aueshishat ute ! Aueshishat nete !
(Chapter [1] [2] [3] [4] )

Lots to Do

Mitshena tshe tutakanikau
(Chapter [1&2] [3] [4])

The Monster’s Party

Matshi-aueshish ka metuet

Nushuss’s Visit

Ka mupit Nushiss

The Boy and the Man of Snow

Napess kie ne napeu ka kunut

The Hungry Little Bear

Kashiuenit mashkuss

Why the Beaver Has a Flat Tail

Tshekuannu uet papakanit amishkᵘ ushui

The Shut-Eye Dance


Just a Walk

Pimutanu mukᵘ

The Shortcut