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ERIC Number: ED354769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Stoney Indian Language Project.
Friesen, John W.; And Others
Efforts by Canada Natives to put their languages into standard written formats and to use Native languages with their children are discussed in this review of the Stoney Indian Language Project. The Stoney community is centered at Morley, Alberta (Canada), and the population of the three bands--Bear's Paw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney--is nearly 2,700. The tribe is a member of the Assiniboine branch of the Siouan language family. In 1965, the Stoney Tribal Council entered into an agreement with the Summer Institute of Linguistics to develop a writing system for the Stoney language, and a standard alphabet was devised following the Roman orthography tradition. The first stage of the Stone Language Project resulted in the preparation of six books for both adults and children, as well as a videotape version of one of them for use with third graders. Each of the Stoney legends in the booklets was told by an Elder and the accompanying illustrations are by Stoney artists. These activities and additional work on legends are described. Contains 15 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada