Kaltash Wawa No. 10 – May 24, 2021

Banner for the Neskonlith Indian Band, where the WW1 veteran William Pirriche was (likely?) from. Learn more here and here.

In this edition of the Kaltash Wawa come read a 1916 Chinuk Pipa letter sent back from England during WW1, P. 3 of Hansel and Gretel, a note on Victoria Day and Chinuk Pipa, and what readers have sent in: Shit Haws Wawa #2, and a letter!

I’d love to hear your feedback on the format of this paper! Do you find it helpful when there’s a transcription or do you not end up using it? Let me know in the comments!

The Kaltash Wawa is a Chinook Jargon (aka Chinuk Wawa) language ‘newspaper’ published in BC’s shorthand alphabet – Chinuk Pipa – once widely used to write Chinook Jargon and other Indigenous language in British Columbia. This paper is written in Chinook Jargon as spoken and written in British Columbia as we can see in historical documents and as I have been taught (to the best of my ability of course).


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