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Dakelh audio released for Huble Homestead children’s book

Full Dakelh pronunciations for Ceepee and the Fish camp now available online
Ceepee and the Fish Camp cover art.

There are now Dakelh audio pronunciations available for the children’s book Ceepee and the Fish Camp.

The book is the fourth title in the Huble Homestead children’s book series, set in the early 1900s and is inspired by the seasonal round of the Lheidli T’enneh.

It's a children’s history book that celebrates the First Nation's history and incorporates Dakelh, which is the traditional language of the Lheidli people.

Lheidli T’enneh Elder Edie Frederick has now recorded audio pronunciation of the Dakelh vocabulary words which are available in a glossary online.

Frederick has also recorded a reading of the book in its entirety which is also available online for free.

The story was written by the Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Heritage Society and translations were done by Frederick, along with illustrations by watercolour artist Cliff Man and Lheidli artist Jennifer Pighin.

The project was made possible by the participation of the Lheidli T’enneh and the financial support of the province, Northern Health and the Fraser Fort-George Endowment Fund.

The Huble Homstead children's book series launched in 2012 with Mr. Huble Builds A House, and since then has added two additional titles: Mrs. Huble Grows a Garden, and Mr. Seebach and the New Store.

The titles were also written by the Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Heritage Society, and illustrated by local watercolour artist June Swanky Parker.

You can read the book online at and If you're interested in learning a bit of Dakelh, check out

The book is also available for purchase at Books & Company at 1685 Third Ave and at the Huble Homestead Historic Site.