Small Number and the Salmon Harvest- Squamish

Small Number and the Salmon Harvest

Small Number is a young boy who gets into a lot of mischief.  He lives in a small village by the water with his mother and father. It is a crisp autumn day and Small Number is helping his father to prepare the nets for tomorrow’s salmon harvest. “There is a school of salmon by Straight Line Beach. We need to set our net in the morning while the tide is still high,” says Small Number’s father...

Etsíim Skw’eshim na7 ta Tem Cháyilhen
(Squamish Translation)

Squamish Translation by X̱elsílem Rivers
Written by Veselin Jungic & Mark MacLean
Illustrated by Simon Roy & Jess Pollard

Story Transcript: English & Squamish

Credits and Acknowledgements

Voice: Willard Buddy Joseph of the Squamish Nation Illustrator: Simon Roy, Victoria, BC and Jess Pollard, Victoria, BC Sound Recording: David Brigden, SFU Music: Cameron Tatham, Vancouver, BC and Barry Cardinal of the Bigstone Cree Nation Sound Design and Animation: Andrew Gavel, SFU Producer: Veselin Jungic, SFU Director: Andrew Gavel, SFU Special thanks to: Pam Borghardt, The IRMACS Centre, SFU Ozren Jungic, University of Oxford Benson Nookemis of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nation Sheena Falconer, West Coast Aquatic Oshelle, Sliammon Nation Department of Mathematics, SFU Department of Mathematics, UBC Faculty of Science, SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, SFU Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences The beach seining scene is based on the description given in "Indian Fishing: Early Methods of the Northwest Coast" by Hillary Stewart (Vancouver: J.J. Douglas, 1977) This movie is part of the NSERC PromoScience project "Math Catcher: Mathematics Through Aboriginal Storytelling"