mɛnatθɛy hɛga ʔəms χatkw
(Sliammon Translation)


Sliammon Translation by Ochele (Betty Wilson) and Gail Blaney, Sliammon Nation; Eva and Herman Francis, Klahoose First Nation; Marianne Huijsmans, UBC; and Su Urbanczyk, UVic.
Narration: Ochele (Betty Wilson) with Gabrielle Adams and Jade Touchie, Sliammon Nation.
Written by Veselin Jungic and Mark MacLean
 
Illustrated by Bethani L'Heureux

Small Number and the Old Totem Pole

My name is Small Number. This is a story that I’ve heard from my grandmother and that she heard from her grandmother. It is about an old totem pole built by my ancestors on a beach close to our village.

Story Transcript: English and Sliammon

 

Credits and Acknowledgements

Written by Veselin Jungic, SFU, and Mark MacLean, UBC; Illustrator: Bethani L'Heureux from the 'Namgis First Nation; Voice: Bethani L'Heureux from the 'Namgis First Nation (English); Hul’q’umi’num’ Version: Translated by Ruby Peter (Sti'tum'at); Narration by Thomas Jones (Siwut); Language Editing by Donna Gerdts, Simon Fraser University; Squamish Version: Translated and narrated by Setálten, Norman Guerrero Jr., of the Squamish Nation; Sliammon Version: Translated by Ochele (Betty Wilson) and Gail Blaney, Sliammon Nation; Eva and Herman Francis, Klahoose First Nation; Marianne Huijsmans, UBC; and Su Urbanczyk, UVic. Narrated by Ochele (Betty Wilson) with Gabrielle Adams and Jade Touchie, Sliammon Nation. Sound: David Brigden, Simon Fraser University (English and Squamish); Donna Gerdts, Simon Fraser University (Hul’q’umi’num’); Marianne Huijsmans, UBC (Sliammon) Music: Cameron Tatham, Vancouver, BC, and Barry Cardinal from the Bigstone Cree Nation; Producer: Veselin Jungic, Simon Fraser University; Director: Andy Gavel, Ryerson University; Special Thanks To: Tom Archibald, Simon Fraser University; Pam Borghardt, Simon Fraser University; Ozren Jungic, University of Oxford; Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University; Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia; The IRMACS Centre, Simon Fraser University; Faculty of Science, Simon Fraser University; Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University; Office for Aboriginal Peoples, Simon Fraser University; Pacific Institute For Mathematical Sciences; **** This story is an adaptation of the Russian fairy tale "The Giant Turnip" inspired by west coast First Nation's traditions and art.