Ch'in'esh Henh

A brief traditional story about a mouse that was stealing, told in Holikachuk Athabascan by Bertha Rock and translated into Upper Kuskokwim by Betty Petruska. Suitable for children grades 4 and up.
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Ch'ukayih-Hits'e

A picture book describing a boy’s trip to the store and the things he can buy.
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Chena Sritodalninh

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Dilja - Squirrel

A story about a squirrel gathering spruce cones for the winter. A traditional story told in Deg Hit’an Athabascan by John Paul.
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Dinak'i Ch'its'utozre 1

Introduces vowel and consonant sounds through the means of a hunting trip.
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Dinakinaja' Ik'ats'itolnis Yada Ni'il Nizrun Nidots'o Di'et'an

A storybook about different activities in the home, at the movies, traveling, hunting, Christmas, fishing, storytelling, being with friends, church, camping, and berry picking. Vocabulary building.
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Dinakinaja' Ik'ats'itolnish Yada'e Nwghde Mit'o Nidots'o Ditighet'eł

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Dinakinaja' Ik'ats'olnish Yada Ni'ił Nizrun, Nidots'o Di'et'an

A storybook about different activities in the home, at the movies, traveling, hunting, Christmas, fishing, storytelling, being with friends, church, camping, and berry picking. Vocabulary building.
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Sam

A storybook about a boy that defines the people and their activities within his immediate family life.
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Sammy

A story about a boy’s trip to the store, all the things he sees, and what he buys.
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Sikayih

A storybook about all the things found in and around the home, such as; boots, bed, lamp, freezer, rifle, etc.
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Sruh Nonat’oh

A storybook about a day in the life of a robin during the spring season.
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Suje - Marten

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Tom Imo Nilanh

A boy's visit to the health clinic
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Ch'in'esh Henh

Ch'in'esh Henh
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The Mouse That Was Stealing
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A mouse was always stealing.
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It kept taking things out of the house and putting them in the cache.
It put them in the cache.
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Because they were angry at the mouse, the people carved pokers with which to kill it.
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After a while, it came back inside.
A lot of mice came inside.
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The people stabbed one of them with a poker and it screamed.
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“Pull it out! I won’t steal anymore!” it said.
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They pulled out the poker.
After that, the mouse never came in again to steal.
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying mittens.
Tom bought mittens.
Do you have mittens?
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Ch'ukayih-Hits'e

Ch'ukayih-Hits'e
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What will Tom buy?
Will Tom buy candy?
Will he buy pop?
Go with Tom.
To the store.
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What is Tom buying?
Tom is buying balloons.
Tom bought balloons.
Do you like balloons?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying an airplane.
Tom bought an airplane.
Do you have an airplane?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying a gun.
Tom bought a play gun.
Do you want that kind?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying candy.
Tom bought candy.
Do you buy candy?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying apples.
Tom bought apples
Does he like apples?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying cookies.
Tom bought cookies.
You want cookies?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying juice.
Tom bought juice.
Do you buy juice?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying gum.
Tom has bought gum.
Do you have gum?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying pants.
Tom bought pants.
Do you like pants?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying socks.
Tom bought socks
Do you have socks?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying a cap.
Tom bought a cap.
Do you like cap?
Do you want a cap?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying a coat.
Tom bought a coat.
You want a coat?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying hooks.
Tom bought hooks.
Do you buy hooks?
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What is Tom buying?
He is buying goggles.
Tom bought goggles.
Oh! Do you see his?
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Tom, that’s enough!
Don’t buy too much.
Why?
Does Tom have a lot of money?
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No!
Tom doesn’t have money!
Tom is playing!
Oh, Tom!
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Chena Sritodalninh

Chena Sritodalninh
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The one that’s making noise got up.
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It’s my Dad!
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My Dad got up!
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He’s looking out the window.
What is he looking at.
I don’t see anything.
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What do you hear?
Wind!
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Wind blowing.
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Snowing.
Everything is white.
Cold.
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My Dad walking out.
For what?
Will he feed the dogs?
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Is he bringing in ice for water?
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Chena is lost!
Sitting in the wind.
Sitting in the snow.
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My Dad will look for Chena.
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Here is Jim.
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My Dad will go with Jim.
They will look for Chena.
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They walked to Sam’s house.
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They are looking for Chena.
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They walked to Grandpa Joe’s house.
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Chena wasn’t there.
They never found Chena.
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Is my dad going to look for Chena’s foot prints in the snow?
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No!
Its foot prints are covered with snow.
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My Dad and Jim are going to look at the dump.
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They are looking for Chena.
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“Chena!”
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“Chena where are you at?”
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There is a snow hill.
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It has a tail.
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“Chena is that you?”
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“Get up Chena!”
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Chena started whining when he saw my Dad.
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Here comes my Dad!
Here comes Jim!
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There’s Chena!
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My Dad tied up Chena.
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Here comes my Dad and Jim.
It is cold.
They came back in and they are happy.
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Dilja - Squirrel

Dilja - Squirrel
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A squirrel was up at the top of a tree.
It was eating spruce cones.
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He was gathering a lot of them.
He was going to eat them in the winter.
He was storing them nicely for the winter.
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Sometimes he would use up all of his food
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“Someone is stealing from me.”
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“It’s all right.
There are still a lot of spruce cones on the trees.”
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“The one who is stealing them will take them to his house.
I can eat them there.
It will be a good winter.”
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Dinak'i Ch'its'utozre 1

Dinak'i Ch'its'utozre 1
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Man
Here is a man
Boy
Here is a boy
Where does the man stay?
Where does the boy stay?
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Here is where the man stays.
Here is where the boy stays.
The man stays along the bank.
The boy stays along the bank.
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Moose
Here is a moose
Where is the moose walking?
Moose is walking along the bank.
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The boy said there is a moose.
“Where is the moose?” the man said.
He said, “The moose is walking downstream.”
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The moose walked downstream.
The man walked downstream.
The boy walked downstream.
The man killed the moose.
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Here is
There is
Man
Where is
Moose
Said
Walked
Downstream
Bank river
Where
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Downstream
Stays
here is
man
stays
moose
walk
riverbank
where
walked
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Porcupine
Here is porcupine
Island
Here is an island.
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Here is porcupine.
Where does porcupine stay?
Porcupine stays on an island.
Where is the porcupine swimming?
Porcupine is swimming ashore.
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Dog
Here is a dog
Where does the dog stay?
The dog is sitting on the island.
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Where is the dog?
The dog is swimming.
Where is the dog swimming?
The dog is swimming ashore.
Where did the porcupine walked?
The porcupine walked downstream.
Walking along the bank.
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Where did the dog walked?
The dog walked downstream.
Walking along the bank.
The dog said, “I want porcupine.”
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The dog said, “It hurts.”
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Dinakinaja' Ik'ats'itolnis Yada Ni'il Nizrun Nidots'o Di'et'an

Dinakinaja' Ik'ats'itolnis Yada Ni'il Nizrun Nidots'o Di'et'an

Dinakinaja' Ik'ats'itolnish Yada'e Nwghde Mit'o Nidots'o Ditighet'eł

Dinakinaja' Ik'ats'itolnish Yada'e Nwghde Mit'o Nidots'o Ditighet'eł
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Snow
These are snow.
What are these?
These are snow.
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What can you do with snow?
You’ll run after it.
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Grab it.
You’ll melt it.
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You’ll drink it after you melt it.
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Skin
These are skins.
What are these?
These are skins.
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What can you do with it?
You will use it for clothes.
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Look at Harry.
Look what’s around his neck.
Look at his moccasin.
Look at his gloves.
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What can you do with fingers?
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You’ll count with them.
You will eat with it.
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You will throw a punch with it.
You will write with it.
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Paper box
These are paper boxes.
What are these?
These are paper boxes.
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What can you do with paper box?
Eat it.
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You will kick it.
You will smash it.
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You will burn it.
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Stick
These are sticks.
What are these?
These are sticks.
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What can you do with sticks?
You will fight with it.
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You will shoot with it.
You will build with it.
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You will fish with it.
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Fire
Here is fire.
What is this?
This is fire.
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What can you do with a fire?
It’s warm from the fire.
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There’s light from it.
Burn trash with it.
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Scare animals with it.
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Rope
This is a rope.
What is this?
This is a rope.
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What can you do with a rope?
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You’ll tie a dog with it.
You’ll tie a bundle with it.
You’ll tie with it.
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You’ll tie boat with it.
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Dinakinaja' Ik'ats'olnish Yada Ni'ił Nizrun, Nidots'o Di'et'an

Dinakinaja' Ik'ats'olnish Yada Ni'ił Nizrun, Nidots'o Di'et'an

Sam

Sam
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Sam
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Sam’s father.
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Sam's mother
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Here are Sam and his father.
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Here are Sam and his mother.
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Here is Sam’s father’s dog.
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Here is Sam’s dog.
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“Come,” mother says.
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Sam comes running.
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Sam’s father is running too.
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Sam’s dog came too.
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“Eat again,” Mother told him.
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“Here is food,” Mother told him.
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Sam is eating.
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Sam’s father is eating.
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Sam’s mother is eating.
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Sam’s parents are eating.
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“Eat,” Sam tells his dog.
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His dog is eating.
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His father’s dog is eating.
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Sam’s dog is eating again.
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Sammy

Sammy
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Here is Sammy.
He is walking to the store.
He’s helping his Mom.
He’s helping his Dad.
He’s helping his sister.
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Sammy is buying flour.
His mom is out of flour.
She’ll make bisquit with it.
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Sammy is buying milk.
His mom is out of milk.
She’ll feed it to the baby.
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Sammy is buying Pampers.
His mom is out of Pampers.
She need it for the baby.
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Sammy is buying rice.
His Mom is out of rice.
She will cook with it.
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Sammy is buying sugar.
His mom is out of sugar.
She use it for coffee.
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Sammy is buying tea.
His mom is out of tea.
She wants it for Grandma.
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Sammy is buying potato chips.
For his sister.
So they will eat it.
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Sammy is buying pop.
For his sister.
So they will drink it.
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Sammy is buying flashlight.
His dad doesn’t have flashlight.
Cause it’s dark outside.
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Sammy is buying ammunition.
His dad is out of ammunition.
With it he will go hunting.
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Sammy is buying gasoline.
His dad is out of gasoline.
He needs it for boat.
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Sammy is buying boat.
He doesn’t have a boat.
He will go hunting with it.
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Sammy is buying gum.
He doesn’t have gum.
For his friends.
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Sammy is buying cowboy hat.
He doesn’t need cowboy hat.
He wants to wear it.
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Sammy didn’t buy a gun.
He wants a gun.
It cost too much.
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Sammy is walking home.
He helped his mom.
He helped his older sister.
He helped his dad.
Do you see his hat?
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Sikayih

Sikayih
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My house is a good one.
It has everything.
You want to look at it?
Go with me.
Look inside my house.
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Here is the big house.
Do you see the window?
Do you see the window curtain?
Window curtain.
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Do you see the chairs?
They are really big.
They are soft ones.
My dad sits on it.
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Look at the floor.
Look at the rug.
It’s a new one.
Good one.
It’s warm too.
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We have pictures.
On the wall.
You see it?
That’s my older brother.
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Do you see paper?
Seven of them.
One is the Bible
They are really big.
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Walk into the kitchen.
My mom is in there.
She is cooking.
She’s cooking on the stove.
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Do you see plates?
They are good ones.
They are from Anchorage.
My mom bought them.
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Here is where I lie down.
I have a lamp.
It sits on the table.
When it’s dark I use it to read.
When I go to bed I read.
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Do you see radio?
It is mine.
My dad gave it to me.
I listen to it when it gets dark.
I listen to it when I go to bed.
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Look in the porch.
It’s really big.
Coats are in there.
There are boots in there.
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We have a big freezer.
There’s lots of meat in there.
My dad killed a moose.
Meat are in the freezer.
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There is the gun.
It’s my dad’s gun.
I wouldn’t touch it.
My dad said so.
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Look at the pots.
For picking berries.
I like picking berries.
I pick fast.
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Do you see the red can?
It’s full of gasoline.
For snowmachine.
My dad has a big snowmachine.
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There is the boat.
We have a boat.
We use it in the summer time.
We use it on the river.
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Look on the wall.
Look at the fishing rods.
I like to go fishing.
In the summertime.
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You see the one in the corner?
It is fishnet.
It’s my mom’s net.
It’s for ice setting.
It is set under the ice.
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I like my house.
It has everything.
It’s a warm house.
It’s a good place.
Walk to my house again.
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Sruh Nonat’oh

Sruh Nonat’oh
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The robin has a red breast.
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The robin is making his nest.
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The robin eats worms.
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The robin has three eggs.
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The robin sings at sunset.
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Suje - Marten

Suje - Marten
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Marten
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I am out hunting for animals.
For something to eat.
I’ll go upriver.
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Suddenly, I see a rabbit.
I kill it. I eat it.
I am happy about it.
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I keep on walking upriver.
I am looking for something to eat for tomorrow.
I see some more game.
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Suddenly, I see an animal.
I see a muskrat.
I am going to kill it.
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I am trying to make it come ashore.
Slowly it is edging this way.
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I run after it, trying to catch it.
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I jump on its back and kill it.
I have gotten a lot.
I will store it, so later I will eat it.
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Tom Imo Nilanh

Tom Imo Nilanh
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“What is wrong with you?”
“I don’t feel good. Maybe I am sick.”
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“Okay we will see him.
He will give me medicine.”
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“Here is his house.
Let’s go inside.
Tell him about the whole thing how you feel.”
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“How are you Anna?”
“Nothing wrong with me, thank you.”
“Are you sick?”
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“No I’m not sick.
It is Tom who is sick.
You’ll see Tom why he is sick.”
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“Let’s see if you are warm.
Put this in your mouth.”
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“You’re not warm.
Is your head hurting?”
“No, my head doesn’t hurt.”
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“Does your throat hurt?”
“No, my throat doesn’t hurt.”
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“Does inside your ear hurt?”
“No, the inside of my ear doesn’t hurt.”
“Does your ear hurt?”
“No, my ear doesn’t hurt.”
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“Does your eye hurt?”
“No, my eye doesn’t hurt.”
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“How’s inside your nose?
Do you have a runny nose?”
“No, I don’t have a runny nose.”
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“Open your mouth.
I will check your tongue.
Does it hurt inside your mouth?”
“No, it doesn’t hurt inside my mouth.”
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“Does your tooth hurt?”
“No, my tooth doesn’t hurt.”
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“Does your neck hurt?”
Move your head?”
“No, my neck doesn’t hurt.
I move my head around.”
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“Raise your arm.
Does it hurt?”
“No, it doesn’t hurt.”
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“I’ll see your hand.
Does it hurt?”
“No they don’t hurt.”
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“I don’t know what’s wrong with you.
I’ll listen to your heart.
I’ll listen to your chest.”
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“Does your stomach hurt?”
“No, my stomach doesn’t hurt.”
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“Did you fall?
I will check your leg.”
“I didn’t fall.
My legs don’t hurt.”
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“I’ll see your toes.
Did you step on something?
I’ll look under your feet.”
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“I didn’t step on anything.
My foot doesn’t hurt.”
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“I don’t know.
I don’t know what’s wrong with you I checked everything.
Maybe you’re tired.
Maybe you don’t take good care of yourself.”
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“Agnes, tell Tom to go to bed early.
Maybe he will feel better.
Go to school when I start to talk to them.”
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