Supposedly I discovered how to say “cannery” in Jargon. Confirmation has arrived. In my blog post several days ago, I thought I spied the Wawa words pish haws (“fish house”) hiding, in distorted form, in… Continue reading
June 5, 2014: Chachalu. Chinuk Wawa singing and everything else! Come celebrate this milestone for Grand Ronde cultural preservation.
In the Practical Heiltsuk-English Dictionary by John Rath, there’s this word: bisaús for a cannery. There have certainly been canneries in that area (Bella Bella, BC). But I have some acquaintance with the… Continue reading
“Small Pleasures” is a short dramatic film in Chinook Wawa by Karin Lee. It’s set in Barkerville, BC, in the 1860s and features female characters of both Chinese and First Nations background. What… Continue reading