One of the many urban legends about this language that hold on to a vigorous life of their own is that there was a Bible translation into Chinook Jargon. Nope. Selected parts of the Bible… 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
It’s a 4-banger!!!! (Bang=exclamation point, in typesetter lingo.) I put it in capitals to make it seem like headline news. You’ve got to compete with CNN and Fox News these days. Really, what… Continue reading