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Little Bear is New in Town New in Town ᒪᐢᑯᓯᐢ ᓂᐢᑕᒼ ᑳᑕᑯᐦᑌᐟ ᐆᑌᓈᐦᐠ maskosis nistam kâtakohtet ôtenâhk
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Written by Caylie Gnyra

Illustrated by Caylie Gnyra

Translated by Dorothy Thunder, Susan Sinclair

Read by Sara Davidson

Language English

Level Level 3

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My mom just told me we are moving to Edmonton. She is talking on the phone to a lady from an organization called New in Town in the city. The lady is helping her figure out what we should do.

My mom just told me we are moving to Edmonton. She is talking on the phone to a lady from an organization called New in Town in the city. The lady is helping her figure out what we should do.

ᐊᓄᐦᐨ ᐱᑯ ᓂᑳᐏᐩ ᓂᐑᐦᑕᒫᐠ ᐁᐑ-ᐃᐢᐱᒋᔮᐦᐠ ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᓂᐦᐠ. ᒣᒁᐨ ᐁᑳᑭᑐᑖᐟ ᐃᐢᑵᐘ ᓭᐍᐱᒋᑲᓂᐦᐠ ᐆᑌ ᐅᐦᒋ ᒪᒪᐏᓂᑐᐏᓂᐦᐠ ᐁᐦᐃᓯᔨᐦᑳᑌᐠ New in Town ᐆᑌᓈᐦᐠ. ᐃᐢᑵᐘ ᐁᐑᒋᐦᐃᑯᐟ ᑖᐣ’ᓯ ᐆᒪ ᑲᑮᐦᐃᑑᑕᒫᐦᐠ.

anohc piko nikâwiy niwîhtamâk ewî-ispiciyâhk Amiskwacîwâskahikanihk. mekwâc ekâkitotât iskwewa sewepicikanihk ôte ohci mamawinitowinihk ehisiyihkâtek New in Town ôtenâhk. iskwewa ewîcihikot tân’si ôma kakîhitôtamâhk.

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I go to see my grandma. I feel sad. I don't want to leave. She tells me that she loves me, and that I will get to see and do all kinds of neat things in the city.

I go to see my grandma. I feel sad. I don't want to leave. She tells me that she loves me, and that I will get to see and do all kinds of neat things in the city.

ᓂᓂᑕᐏᐚᐸᒫᐤ ᓅᐦᑯᒼ. ᓂᐱᑭᐢᑳᑎᓯᐣ. ᓇᒧᔭ ᐁᓄᐦᑌᓯᐻᐦᑌᔮᐣ. ᓂᐑᐦᑕᒫᐠ ᐁᓵᑭᐦᐃᐟ ᐁᑿ ᓂᑲᐚᐸᐦᑌᐣ ᑮᑿᔭ ᐁᑿ ᓂᑫᑐᐦᑌᓈᐣ ᒥᐦᒉᐟ ᑮᑿᔭ ᐆᑌᓈᐦᐠ.

ninitawiwâpamâw nôhkom. nipikiskâtisin. namoya enohtesipwehteyân. niwîhtamâk esâkihit ekwa nikawâpahten kîkwaya ekwa niketohtenân mihcet kîkwaya ôtenâhk.

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I put my clothes and my favourite toys in my backpack. I say goodbye to my house. We get on a big bus. My tummy feels yucky, so I have a nap on my moms lap. She wakes me up when we get close to Edmonton so I can see the city lights. My mom says a lady from New in Town will pick us up from the bus station.

I put my clothes and my favourite toys in my backpack. I say goodbye to my house. We get on a big bus. My tummy feels yucky, so I have a nap on my moms lap. She wakes me up when we get close to Edmonton so I can see the city lights. My mom says a lady from New in Town will pick us up from the bus station.

ᓂᑕᓯᐘᑖᐣ ᓂᑕᔨᐏᓂᓴ ᐁᑿ ᐊᓂᐦᐃ ᑳᒫᒪᐏᒥᐩᐍᔨᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᓂᒣᑕᐚᑲᓇ ᓂᓇᔭᐦᒋᑲᓂᓯᐦᐠ. ᓂᑲᐱᑭᐢᑳᑌᐣ ᓃᑭ. ᓂᐴᓯᓈᐣ ᒥᓯᐴᓯᓈᐹᐢᐠ. ᓇᒧᔭ ᓂᒥᔪᒪᐦᒋᐦᐅᐣ ᓇᑖᐦᐠ, ᐁᑯᓯ ᓂᓂᐹᓯᐣ ᓂᑳᐏᐩ ᐅᑇᒥᐦᐠ. ᓂᑯᐢᑯᓂᐠ ᒌᑭ ᐁᐦᐃᑖᔮᐦᐠ ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᓂᐦᐠ ᑲᐚᐸᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐆᑌᓇᐤ ᐁᐦᐃᓯᐚᓴᐢᑯᑌᐦᐋᐢᑌᐠ. ᓂᑳᐏᐩ ᓂᑎᐠ ᐁᐑᓇᑭᐢᑵᓂᑯᔮᐦᐠ ᐃᐢᑵᐤ ᐅᐦᒋ New in Town ᐴᓯᐏ’ᑲᒥᑯᓯᐦᐠ.

nitasiwatân nitayiwinisa ekwa anihi kâmâmawimiyweyihtamân nimetawâkana ninayahcikanisihk. nikapikiskâten nîki. nipôsinân misipôsinâpâsk. namoya nimiyomahcihon natâhk, ekosi ninipâsin nikâwiy opwâmihk. nikoskonik cîki ehitâyâhk Amiskwacîwâskahikanihk kawâpahtamân ôtenaw ehisiwâsaskotehâstek. nikâwiy nitik ewînakiskwenikoyâhk iskwew ohci New in Town pôsiwi’kamikosihk.

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We go to live with my auntie. I share a room with my cousin. I like sleeping in a bunk bed! But sometimes I can't sleep because he snores, and the cars outside are so loud at night.

We go to live with my auntie. I share a room with my cousin. I like sleeping in a bunk bed! But sometimes I can't sleep because he snores, and the cars outside are so loud at night.

ᓂᓂᑕᐏᐑᑐᑵᒫᓈᐣ ᓂᑳᐑᐢ. ᓂᑲᐑᑐᑵᒫᐤ ᓂᐯᐏᑲᒥᑯᐢ ᓂᐘᐦᑰᒪᐦᑲᓂᐢ. ᓂᒥᐩᐍᔨᐦᑌᐣ ᑲᓂᐹᔮᐣ ᑳᐦᐃᐢᐹᐠ ᓂᐯᐏᓂᐢ. ᒫᑲ ᐋᐢᑲᐤ ᓇᒧᔭ ᓂᑲᐢᑭᐦᑖᐣ ᑲᓂᐹᔮᐣ ᐅᓵᒼ ᒫᓇ ᐁᑳᑭᑘᒁᒥᐟ ᐁᑿ ᓭᐦᑫᓴᐠ ᒥᓯᐯᐦᑖᑯᓯᐘᐠ ᑳᑎᐱᐢᑳᐠ.

ninitawiwîtokwemânân nikâwîs. nikawîtokwemâw nipewikamikos niwahkômahkanis. nimiyweyihten kanipâyân kâhispâk nipewinis. mâka âskaw namoya nikaskihtân kanipâyân osâm mâna ekâkitwekwâmit ekwa sehkesak misipehtâkosiwak kâtipiskâk.

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I have to go with my mom so she can fill out some forms. The New in Town lady helps us take a big blue bus. There are so many people that we have to stand on the bus while it's moving!

I have to go with my mom so she can fill out some forms. The New in Town lady helps us take a big blue bus. There are so many people that we have to stand on the bus while it's moving!

ᐱᑯ ᑲᐑᒉᐘᐠ ᓂᑳᐏᐩ ᐁᐑᓂᑕᐏᓵᑲᐢᑭᓈᑖᐟ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂᓴ. ᐁᐘᑯ ᐊᐘ ᐃᐢᑵᐤ New in Town ᐅᐦᒋ ᓂᐑᒋᐦᐃᑯᓈᐣ ᑲᐹᒫᐴᔮᐦᐠ ᐊᐘ ᑳᓰᐱᐦᑯᓯᐟ ᐴᓯᐏᓂᐢ. ᒣᑐᓂ ᒥᐦᒉᑎᐘᐠ ᐊᔨᓰᓂᐘᐠ ᐳᑯ ᑲᓃᐸᐏᔮᐦᐠ ᐴᓯᐏᓂᓯᐦᐠ ᐁᒣᒁᐱᒪᑯᒋ.

piko kawîcewak nikâwiy ewînitawisâkaskinâtât masinahikanisa. ewako awa iskwew New in Town ohci niwîcihikonân kapâmâpôyâhk awa kâsîpihkosit pôsiwinis. metoni mihcetiwak ayisîniwak poko kanîpawiyâhk pôsiwinisihk emekwâpimakoci.

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My auntie takes me and my mom to Family Night at a school near her house. The New in Town lady is there. She introduces me to some kids who will be in my class. We have fun learning some cool hoop-dancing moves.

My auntie takes me and my mom to Family Night at a school near her house. The New in Town lady is there. She introduces me to some kids who will be in my class. We have fun learning some cool hoop-dancing moves.

ᓂᑳᐑᐢ ᓂᑎᑐᐦᑕᐦᐃᑯᓈᐣ ᓃᔭ ᐁᑿ ᓂᑳᐏᐩ ᑳᐯᔭᑯᐢᑳᓂᓯᐦᐠ ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐤ ᒌᑭ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐋᒫᑐᐏᑲᒥᑯᐦᐠ ᑭᓯᐚᐠ ᐃᑕ ᑳᐑᑭᐟ. ᐁᐘᑯ ᐊᐘ ᐃᐢᑵᐤ New in Town ᐅᐦᒋ ᐁᑯᑕ ᐊᔮᐤ. ᓂᓇᑭᐢᑲᒧᐦᑕᐦᐃᐠ ᐋᑎᐦᐟ ᐊᐚᓯᓴ ᑳᐑᐑᒋᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐋᒫᑐᐏᒪᑭᐠ. ᓂᒧᐦᒋᑭᐦᑖᓈᐣ ᐁᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑲᐏᔮᐦᐠ ᐊᐱᓯᐢ hoop-dancing ᓃᒥᐦᐃᑐᐏᐣ.

nikâwîs nititohtahikonân nîya ekwa nikâwiy kâpeyakoskânisihk tipiskâw cîki kiskinohâmâtowikamikohk kisiwâk ita kâwîkit. ewako awa iskwew New in Town ohci ekota ayâw. ninakiskamohtahik âtiht awâsisa kâwîwîcikiskinohâmâtowimakik. nimohcikihtânân ekiskinohamâkawiyâhk apisis hoopdancing nîmihitowin.

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I feel nervous about my first day of school. I ride a school bus just like my old bus. I see my friends from Family Night and we play together at recess. There are so many kids in my class!

I feel nervous about my first day of school. I ride a school bus just like my old bus. I see my friends from Family Night and we play together at recess. There are so many kids in my class!

ᓂᓭᐦᑭᓯᐣ ᐊᐱᓯᐢ ᑲᒫᒋᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑯᓯᔮᐣ. ᓂᐴᓯᐣ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑐᐏᑖᐹᓈᐢᐠ ᑖᐱᐢᑯᐨ ᐊᐘ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑐᐏᑖᐹᓈᐢᐠ ᑳᑮᐴᓯᔮᐣ. ᓂᐚᐸᒫᐘᐠ ᓂᑑᑌᒪᐠ ᐅᐦᒋ ᐯᔭᑯᐢᑳᐣ ᑎᐱᐢᑳᐤ (Family Night) ᐁᑿ ᓂᐑᒋᒣᑕᐍᒫᐘᐠ ᐃᐢᐲ ᒫᓇ ᐘᔭᐑᑎᒦᐦᐠ ᑳᒣᑕᐍᔮᐦᐠ. ᒥᐦᒉᐟ ᓂᐑᒋᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑯᓯᐏᒫᐘᐠ ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ.

nisehkisin apisis kamâcikiskinohamâkosiyân. nipôsin kiskinohamâtowitâpânâsk tâpiskoc awa kiskinohamâtowitâpânâsk kâkîpôsiyân. niwâpamâwak nitôtemak ohci Peyakoskân tipiskâw (Family Night) ekwa niwîcimetawemâwak ispî mâna wayawîtimîhk kâmetaweyâhk. mihcet niwîcikiskinohamâkosiwimâwak awâsisak.

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I join the soccer team at my school. We play every Friday at lunch. One of my teammates invites me to his birthday party. We go swimming at West Edmonton Mall. I love the waterslides!

I join the soccer team at my school. We play every Friday at lunch. One of my teammates invites me to his birthday party. We go swimming at West Edmonton Mall. I love the waterslides!

ᓂᐑᒋᐦᐃᐚᐣ ᒁᐢᑵᓂᑐᐚᐣ ᒣᑕᐍᐏᐣ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑐᐏᑲᒥᑯᐦᐠ. ᓂᒣᑕᐚᓈᐣ ᓃᔮᓇᓄᑮᓯᑳᑭ ᐋᐱᐦᑖᑮᓯᑳᑭ. ᐯᔭᐠ ᑳᐑᒋᒣᑕᐍᒪᐠ ᓂᓂᑐᒥᐠ ᐁᐑᑎᐱᐢᑲᓂᓯᐟ. ᓂᓂᑕᐏᐸᑳᓯᒧᓈᐣ West Edmonton Mall. ᓂᒥᐩᐍᔨᐦᑌᐣ ᐁᓲᐢᑲᒋᐍᔮᐣ ᐊᓂᐦᐃ ᓂᐱᐩ-ᐅᓲᐢᑲᒋᐍᐏᓇ.

niwîcihiwân kwâskwenitowân metawewin kiskinohamâtowikamikohk. nimetawânân nîyânanokîsikâki âpihtâkîsikâki. peyak kâwîcimetawemak ninitomik ewîtipiskanisit. ninitawipakâsimonân West Edmonton Mall. nimiyweyihten esôskaciweyân anihi nipiy-osôskaciwewina.

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My auntie takes me and my cousin trick-or-treating. There are so many houses, and they are so close together. We don't have to walk very far to get a whole bagful of candy!

My auntie takes me and my cousin trick-or-treating. There are so many houses, and they are so close together. We don't have to walk very far to get a whole bagful of candy!

ᓂᑳᐑᐢ ᓂᐸᐹᒥᑐᐦᑕᐦᐃᑯᓈᐣ ᓃᔭ ᐁᑿ ᓂᐘᐦᑰᒫᑲᓂᐢ ᐁᐸᐸᒥᓇᐢᑵᓇᒫᐦᐠ ᒪᐢᑭᐦᑮᓴ. ᒥᐦᒉᑎᓌ ᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᓇ, ᐁᑿ ᒑᒌᑭ ᐁᐦᐊᐢᑌᑭ. ᓇᒧᔭ ᑳᑲᑖᐨ ᐚᐦᔭᐤ ᑫᓯᐱᒧᐦᑌᔮᐦᐠ ᐅᐦᒋ ᐯᔭᐠ ᒪᐢᑭᒧᐟ ᒪᐢᑭᐦᑮᓴ.

nikâwîs nipapâmitohtahikonân nîya ekwa niwahkômâkanis epapaminaskwenamâhk maskihkîsa. mihcetinwa wâskahikana, ekwa câcîki ehasteki. namoya kâkatâc wâhyaw kesipimohteyâhk ohci peyak maskimot maskihkîsa.

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My mom gets a new job so I have to go to afterschool care. I meet some new kids from other grades. My favourite activity is when we all sing and play music together. I like to play my drum.

My mom gets a new job so I have to go to afterschool care. I meet some new kids from other grades. My favourite activity is when we all sing and play music together. I like to play my drum.

ᓂᑳᐏᐩ ᒥᐢᑲᒼ ᐅᐢᑲᑐᐢᑫᐏᐣ ᐁᑯᓯ ᐳᑯ ᑫᑐᐦᑌᔮᐣ ᑲᓇᐍᔨᒪᐘᓱᐏᓂᐦᐠ ᑳᑮᓯᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑯᓯᔮᐣ. ᓂᓇᑭᐢᑲᐚᐘᐠ ᑯᑕᑲᐠ ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ ᑯᑕᐠ ᐑᐢᑕᐚᐤ ᐁᐦᐊᔨᒥᐦᑖᒋᐠ. ᓂᒫᒪᐏᒥᐩᐍᔨᐦᑌᐣ ᑳᒫᒪᐏᓂᑲᒧᔮᐦᐠ ᐁᑿ ᑳᒫᒪᐏᑭᑐᐦᒋᑫᔮᐦᐠ. ᓂᒥᐩᐍᔨᐦᑌᐣ ᐁᒣᑕᐚᑫᔮᐣ ᒥᐢᑎᑿᐢᑭᐦᐠ.

nikâwiy miskam oskatoskewin ekosi poko ketohteyân kanaweyimawasowinihk kâkîsikiskinohamâkosiyân. ninakiskawâwak kotakak awâsisak kotak wîstawâw ehayimihtâcik. nimâmawimiyweyihten kâmâmawinikamoyâhk ekwa kâmâmawikitohcikeyâhk. nimiyweyihten emetawâkeyân mistikwaskihk.

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We are moving into a new house! We don't have very much furniture, but now I have my own bed. I miss sleeping in my cousin's bunk bed, but I can sleep better now without his snoring.

We are moving into a new house! We don't have very much furniture, but now I have my own bed. I miss sleeping in my cousin's bunk bed, but I can sleep better now without his snoring.

ᓂᐱᐦᑐᑵᐱᒋᓈᐣ ᐅᐢᑭ-ᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᓂᐦᐠ. ᓇᒧᔭ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᐁᐦᐊᔮᔮᐦᐠ ᑫᓴᐳᐏᓇ ᐑᑭᐏᓂᐦᐠ ᒫᑲ ᐁᐦᐊᔮᔮᐣ ᐁᑿ ᓂᓂᐯᐏᐣ. ᓂᑯᐦᑕᐍᔨᐦᑌᐣ ᐁᓂᐹᔮᐣ ᓂᐘᐦᑰᒫᑲᓂᐢ ᐅᓂᐯᐏᓂᐦᐠ ᒫᑲ ᓂᒫᒥᔪᓂᐹᐣ ᐁᑿ ᐊᔨᐢᐠ ᓇᒧᔭ ᐊᔨᐚᐠ ᐁᐯᐦᑕᐘᐠ ᐁᑳᑭᑕᐍᒁᒥᐟ.

nipihtokwepicinân oski-wâskahikanihk. namoya mistahi ehayâyâhk kesapowina wîkiwinihk mâka ehayâyân ekwa ninipewin. nikohtaweyihten enipâyân niwahkômâkanis onipewinihk mâka nimâmiyonipân ekwa ayisk namoya ayiwâk epehtawak ekâkitawekwâmit.

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I have a new babysitter. She takes me tobogganing, and afterwards we go inside the Muttart Conservatory to warm up. We see lots of neat plants from all over the world. I love smelling the flowers and feeling so warm in the pyramids even though it is winter.

I have a new babysitter. She takes me tobogganing, and afterwards we go inside the Muttart Conservatory to warm up. We see lots of neat plants from all over the world. I love smelling the flowers and feeling so warm in the pyramids even though it is winter.

ᓂᑕᔮᐚᐘᐤ ᐅᐢᑭ-ᐅᑲᓇᐍᔨᒪᐘᓱᐤ. ᓂᑎᑐᐦᑕᐦᐃᐠ ᐁᓂᑕᐏᓵᓲᐢᑲᒋᐍᔮᐣ ᐁᑿ ᒭᐢᑕᐢ ᓂᑎᑐᐦᑖᓇᐣ ᐱᐦᒑᔨᐠ Muttart Conservatory ᑲᑮᓱᐦᓰᔮᐦᐠ. ᓂᐚᐸᐦᑌᓈᐣ ᒥᐦᒉᐟ ᐅᐢᑭᐦᑌᐸᑿ ᒥᓯᐍᐢᑲᒥᐠ ᐅᐦᒋ. ᓂᓵᑭᐦᑖᐣ ᐁᐦᐃᓯᐏᐦᑯᒫᒁᑭ ᐚᐱᑿᓂᔭ ᐁᑿ ᐁᐦᐃᓯᑮᓯᐚᑭ ‘pyramids’ ᐋᑕ ᐁᐱᐳᐦᐠ.

nitayâwâwaw oski-okanaweyimawasow. nititohtahik enitawisâsôskaciweyân ekwa mwestas nititohtânan pihcâyik Muttart Conservatory kakîsohsîyâhk. niwâpahtenân mihcet oskihtepakwa misiweskamik ohci. nisâkihtân ehisiwihkomâkwâki wâpikwaniya ekwa ehisikîsiwâki ‘pyramids’ âta epipohk.

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On New Years, my family takes the train to downtown. All of the buildings are sooo tall. We see the New in Town lady again. She counts down the seconds with us, and gives me a big hug at midnight.

On New Years, my family takes the train to downtown. All of the buildings are sooo tall. We see the New in Town lady again. She counts down the seconds with us, and gives me a big hug at midnight.

ᐅᐦᒉᑎᐏᑮᓯᑳᑭ, ᓂᐯᔭᑯᐢᑳᐣ ᓂᐴᓯᓈᐣ ᐊᐢᑭᐦᑯᐦᑳᓂᐢ ᐃᓯ ᒣᒁᐦᐅᑌᓈᐦᐠ. ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ ᐃᐢᐹᐘ ᒥᓯᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᓇ. ᑭᐦᑤᒼ ᓂᐚᐸᒫᓈᐣ ᐃᐢᑵᐤ ᐅᐦᒋ New in Town. ᓂᐑᑕᑭᐦᒋᑫᒥᑯᓈᐣ ᐁᑿ ᓂᑕᐦᑿᐢᑭᑎᓂᐠ ᑳᐱᐦᑖᑎᐱᐢᑳᐠ.

ohcetiwikîsikâki, nipeyakoskân nipôsinân askihkohkânis isi mekwâhotenâhk. kahkiyaw ispâwa misiwâskahikana. kihtwâm niwâpamânân iskwew ohci New in Town. niwîtakihcikemikonân ekwa nitahkwaskitinik kâpihtâtipiskâk.

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My mom says I can pick one friend to come to my birthday party. I pick my new best friend. We go have Indian tacos at Bannock Burger. He had never had an Indian taco before, but he loves it!

My mom says I can pick one friend to come to my birthday party. I pick my new best friend. We go have Indian tacos at Bannock Burger. He had never had an Indian taco before, but he loves it!

ᓂᑳᐏᐩ ᓂᑎᐠ ᓂᑲᐦᑮᓂᑐᒫᐤ ᐯᔭᐠ ᓂᑑᑌᒼ ᑲᐯᐦᐃᑐᐦᑌᐟ ᓂᑎᐱᐢᑲᒧᐏᓂᐦᐠ ᒧᐦᒋᑭᐦᑖᐏᐣ. ᓂᐑᓵᒫᐤ ᐯᔭᐠ ᐁᒥᔫᑑᑌᒥᔮᐣ. ᓂᓂᑕᐏᒨᐚᓈᓇᐠ Indian tacos ᐆᑌ Bannock Burger. ᓇᒧᔭ ᐑᐦᑳᐨ ᐁᒨᐚᐟ Indian taco, ᒫᑲ ᐁᐑᐦᑭᐢᑕᒹᐟ.

nikâwiy nitik nikahkînitomâw peyak nitôtem kapehitohtet nitipiskamowinihk mohcikihtâwin. niwîsâmâw peyak emiyôtôtemiyân. ninitawimôwânânak Indian tacos ôte Bannock Burger. namoya wîhkâc emôwât Indian taco, mâka ewîhkistamwât.

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I had a bad day at school today. I forgot my lunch and my mom was at work so she couldn't bring it to me. PLUS some kids in my class teased me for being different. I don't like it here. I want to move back home.

I had a bad day at school today. I forgot my lunch and my mom was at work so she couldn't bring it to me. PLUS some kids in my class teased me for being different. I don't like it here. I want to move back home.

ᓇᒧᔭ ᓂᒥᔪᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐣ ᑳᓂᑕᐏᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑯᓯᔮᐣ ᐊᓄᐦᐨ. ᓂᐘᓂᑭᐢᑭᓯᐣ ᓂᓃᒫᐏᐣ ᐁᑿ ᓂᑳᐏᐩ ᐁᑮᐦᐊᑐᐢᑫᐟ ᐁᑯᓯ ᓇᒧᐩ ᑲᐢᑭᐦᐃᐤ ᑲᐯᑕᒪᐏᐟ ᓂᓃᒫᐏᐣ. ᐁᑿ ᒦᓇ ᐋᑎᐦᐟ ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ ᐁᐑᒋᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑑᒪᑭᐠ ᐁᓇᓅᔭᒋᐦᐃᒋᐠ ᐅᓵᒼ ᐁᐲᑐᓯᔨᓂᐏᔮᐣ. ᓇᒧᔭ ᓂᒥᐩᐍᔨᐦᑌᐣ ᐆᑕ. ᓂᓄᐦᑌᑮᐍᐱᒋᐣ.

namoya nimiyokîsikanisin kânitawikiskinohamâkosiyân anohc. niwanikiskisin ninîmâwin ekwa nikâwiy ekîhatosket ekosi namoy kaskihiw kapetamawit ninîmâwin. ekwa mîna âtiht awâsisak ewîcikiskinohamâtômakik enanôyacihicik osâm epîtosiyiniwiyân. namoya nimiyweyihten ôta. ninohtekîwepicin.

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My mom takes me and my cousin to a round dance that Bent Arrow is putting on. I see lots of people I know. I have lots of fun dancing with my friends.

My mom takes me and my cousin to a round dance that Bent Arrow is putting on. I see lots of people I know. I have lots of fun dancing with my friends.

ᓂᑳᐏᐩ ᓂᑎᑐᐦᑕᐦᐃᑯᓈᐣ ᓂᔭ ᐁᑿ ᓂᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓂᐢ ᐚᓴᑳᓯᒧᐏᐣ Bent Arrow ᐁᐦᐊᐢᑖᒋᐠ. ᒥᐦᒉᐟ ᓂᐚᐸᒫᐘᐠ ᐊᔨᓯᓂᐘᐠ ᐁᓂᐢᑕᐍᔨᒪᑭᐠ. ᓂᒧᐦᒋᑭᐦᑖᐣ ᐁᐑᒋᓃᒥᐦᐃᑐᒪᑭᐠ ᓂᑑᑌᒪᐠ.

nikâwiy nititohtahikonân niya ekwa niwâhkômâkanis wâsakâsimowin Bent Arrow ehastâcik. mihcet niwâpamâwak ayisiniwak enistaweyimakik. nimohcikihtân ewîcinîmihitomakik nitôtemak.

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Today has been another bad day at school. I miss my bus home, and at first I feel scared. I wonder if I will have to sleep at my school all alone. The secretary calls my mom and she comes to pick me up. While I wait, my science teacher shows me a cool experiment! He tells me it's okay to be different, and I feel a lot better than my last bad day.

Today has been another bad day at school. I miss my bus home, and at first I feel scared. I wonder if I will have to sleep at my school all alone. The secretary calls my mom and she comes to pick me up. While I wait, my science teacher shows me a cool experiment! He tells me it's okay to be different, and I feel a lot better than my last bad day.

ᑭᐦᑤᒼ ᐊᓄᐦᐨ ᓂᒪᔨᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᐣ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑐᐏᑲᒥᑯᐦᐠ. ᓂᐸᑎᓈᐤ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑐᐏᑖᐹᓈᐢᐠ ᑲᑮᐍᔮᐣ, ᓂᐢᑕᒼ ᓂᓭᐦᑭᓯᐣ. ᒪᑤᓂᒌ ᐱᑯ ᐆᑕ ᑲᐯᔭᑯᑲᐯᓯᔮᐣ. ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑫᓰᐢ ᓭᐍᐱᑕᒪᐍᐤ ᓂᑳᐏᔭ ᑲᐯᓈᓯᔨᐟ. ᐁᒣᒁᐸᐯᐦᐅᔮᐣ ᐄᔨᓃᓯᐏᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑫᐤ ᓂᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᐠ ᑮᑿᐩ ᐁᒫᒪᐢᑳᑕᓂᔨᐠ. ᓂᐑᐦᑕᒫᐠ ᓇᒧᐩ ᓈᐣ’ᑕᐤ ᑫᑌᔨᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐅᓵᒼ ᓃᔭ ᐲᑐᐢ ᐁᑯᓯ ᐁᑿ ᓂᒥᔪᒪᐦᒋᐦᐅᐣ ᐃᔨᑯᐦᐠ ᐑᔭ ᑳᑮᒪᔨᑮᓯᑲᓂᓯᔮᐣ.

kihtwâm anohc nimayikîsikanisin kiskinohamâtowikamikohk. nipatinâw kiskinohamâtowitâpânâsk kakîweyân, nistam nisehkisin. matwânicî piko ôta kapeyakokapesiyân. masinahikesîs sewepitamawew nikâwiya kapenâsiyit. emekwâpapehoyân îyinîsiwikiskinohamâkew nikiskinohamâk kîkway emâmaskâtaniyik. niwîhtamâk namoy nân’taw keteyihtamân osâm nîya pîtos ekosi ekwa nimiyomahcihon iyikohk wîya kâkîmayikîsikanisiyân.

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It's the last day of school before summer holidays. Our class has a hot dog roast and plays games in a park. I'm not too sad, because I know I'll see my friends at camps and swimming lessons during the summer.

It's the last day of school before summer holidays. Our class has a hot dog roast and plays games in a park. I'm not too sad, because I know I'll see my friends at camps and swimming lessons during the summer.

ᐊᓄᐦᐨ ᐆᒪ ᑲᑮᓯᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑯᓯᔮᐦᐠ ᐁᑯᓯ ᑲᐴᓂᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑯᓯᔮᐦᐠ. ᓂᐑᒋᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑯᓯᐏᒫᑲᓇᐠ ᓂᒨᐚᓈᓇᐠ ‘hot dogs’ ᐁᑿ ᓂᒣᑕᐚᓈᐣ ᒣᑕᐍᐤ’ᑲᒥᑯᐦᐠ. ᓇᒧᔭ ᓂᐲᑭᐢᑳᑎᓯᐣ ᐅᓵᒼ ᐁᑭᐢᑫᔨᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐁᐑᐚᐸᒪᑭᐠ ᓂᑑᑌᒪᐠ ᑲᐯᓯᐏᓂᐦᐠ ᐁᑿ ᑲᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑲᐏᔮᐦᐠ ᑫᓯᐸᑳᓯᒧᔮᐦᐠ.

anohc ôma kakîsikiskinohamâkosiyâhk ekosi kapônikiskinohamâkosiyâhk. niwîcikiskinohamâkosiwimâkanak nimôwânânak ‘hot dogs’ ekwa nimetawânân metawew’kamikohk. namoya nipîkiskâtisin osâm ekiskeyihtamân ewîwâpamakik nitôtemak kapesiwinihk ekwa kakiskinohamâkawiyâhk kesipakâsimoyâhk.

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My grandma calls me. She asks me if I like living in Edmonton. I miss seeing her every day, but I like that there are so many things for me to see and do here. I ask her to come visit us soon so I can show her around and introduce her to all my friends.

My grandma calls me. She asks me if I like living in Edmonton. I miss seeing her every day, but I like that there are so many things for me to see and do here. I ask her to come visit us soon so I can show her around and introduce her to all my friends.

ᓅᐦᑯᒼ ᓂᐯᓭᐍᐱᑕᒫᐠ. ᓂᑲᑵᒋᒥᐠ ᒪᐦᑌᓴ ᐁᒥᐩᐍᔨᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐁᐑᑭᔮᐣ ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᓂᐦᐠ. ᓂᐱᑭᐢᑳᑌᔨᒫᐤ ᑕᐦᑐᑮᓯᑳᐤ ᒫᑲ ᓂᒥᐩᐍᔨᐦᑌᐣ ᒥᐦᒉᐟ ᑮᑿᐩ ᐁᐦᐃᑐᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐁᑿ ᐁᐚᐸᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐆᑕ. ᓂᑲᑵᒋᒫᐤ ᑲᐯᑭᔪᑳᑯᔮᐦᐠ ᐑᐸᐨ ᐁᑯᑕ ᐅᐦᒋ ᓂᑳᑮᐸᐸᒥᒧᐦᑕᐦᐋᐤ ᐁᑿ ᑳᑮᓇᑭᐢᑲᐍᐤ ᓂᑑᑌᒪ.

nôhkom nipesewepitamâk. nikakwecimik mahtesa emiyweyihtamân ewîkiyân amiskwacîwâskahikanihk. nipikiskâteyimâw tahtokîsikâw mâka nimiyweyihten mihcet kîkway ehitohtamân ekwa ewâpahtamân ôta. nikakwecimâw kapekiyokâkoyâhk wîpac ekota ohci nikâkîpapamimohtahâw ekwa kâkînakiskawew nitôtema.

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I am visiting my family back on my reserve. My cousin just found out that his family has to move to Edmonton. He feels sad. I know how he feels. I tell him that it's not so bad—it's exciting to learn and see all the new things when you're new in town!

I am visiting my family back on my reserve. My cousin just found out that his family has to move to Edmonton. He feels sad. I know how he feels. I tell him that it's not so bad—it's exciting to learn and see all the new things when you're new in town!

ᐁᑭᔪᑲᐘᑭᐠ ᓂᐯᔭᑯᐢᑳᐣ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᓂᐦᐠ. ᓂᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓂᐢ ᑭᐢᑫᔨᐦᑕᒧᐦᐋᐤ ᐑᐢᑕᐚᐤ ᐅᐯᔭᑯᐢᑳᐣ ᐱᑯ ᑫᐢᐱᒋᒋᐠ ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᓂᐦᐠ. ᐲᑭᐢᑳᒋᒋᐤ. ᓂᑭᐢᑫᔨᐦᑌᐣ ᑖᐣᓭᔨᐦᑕᒫᒋᐦᐅᐟ. ᓂᐑᐦᑕᒪᐚᐤ ᓇᒧᔭ ᑖᑊ’ᐍ ᐃᓯ ᒫᔮᑕᐣ ᒥᐩᐚᓯᐣ ᑲᑭᐢᑭᓄᐦᐊᒫᑯᓯᔭᐣ ᐁᑿ ᑲᐚᐸᐦᑕᒪᐣ ᐅᐢᑳᔭ ᑮᑿᔭ ᐃᐢᐲ ᑳᐦᐃᐢᐱᒋᔭᐣ ᐆᑌᓈᐦᐠ.

ekiyokawakik nipeyakoskân iskonikanihk. niwâhkômâkanis kiskeyihtamohâw wîstawâw opeyakoskân piko kespicicik Amiskwacîwâskahikanihk. pîkiskâciciw. nikiskeyihten tânseyihtamâcihot. niwîhtamawâw namoya tâp’we isi mâyâtan miywâsin kakiskinohamâkosiyan ekwa kawâpahtaman oskâya kîkwaya ispî kâhispiciyan ôtenâhk.

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Written by: Caylie Gnyra
Illustrated by: Caylie Gnyra
Translated by: Dorothy Thunder, Susan Sinclair
Read by: Sara Davidson
Language: English
Level 3
Source: New in Town from Little Cree Books
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