Indigenous Storyteller Showcase

Tina Fox

Book Title: Îyâ Sa Wîyâ Wahogu-kiybi Cha (Red Mountain Woman Receives a Teaching) by Îyâ Sa Wîyâ (Red Mountain Woman), Tina Fox and Illustrated by Tanisha Wesley. Translation by Tina Fox in the Iyethka language of the Stoney Nakoda People

About the Book

In this traditional Iyethka Nakoda story, Red Mountain Woman shares a traditional teaching that she learned from her Grandmother about protocol, respect, and sharing.

About the Author

Îyâ Sa Wîyâ is a member of the Wesley First Nation, Stoney Nakoda Nation. A great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother, she is also a counsellor and Elder at Nakoda Elementary School. A former Certified Nursing Assistant, she earned her undergraduate degree in First Nations counseling later in life. She is a passionate advocate for the retention of the Iyethka language and has contributed to language curriculum development. Together with her family, Tina sponsors the Watâga Wîyâ Language Award at Morley Community School to encourage language learning in memory of her late daughter, Kim.

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