Short Stories in the Nakota Language by Bronte Big Eagle
Bronte Big Eagle has written short stories/children’s books for the revival of the Nakota language
Bronte Big Eagle from Ocean Man First Nation is a school-aged boy who has written and illustrated two children’s books in the Nakota language. Big Eagle is very interested in dinosaurs and the two books are based on legends of dinosaurs. His first book is called, The Legend of the T. Rex’s Short Arms and his second book is called, The Legend of the Duck-Billed Dinosaur. The books were submissions for a Book Writing Contest hosted by the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre (SICC). These books are available on the SICC website to order. Big Eagle hopes to continue learning the Nakota language and encourages others to learn as well. By reading his books, “anyone can learn at least some of the language.” When Big Eagle shares his stories, he keeps up the tradition of story-telling, transferring knowledge and life lessons with the goal of reviving the Nakota language.
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