Small Number and the Old Totem Pole – Sliammon
Written by Veselin Jungic and Mark MacLean
Illustrated by Bethani L'Heureux
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.
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.
Story Transcript: English and Sliammon
About the Sliammon language