Stoney Podcast – Episode 3

Virgle Stephens joins host Terry Rider in this podcast to talk about the legacy of his great-grandfather, Ta Otha. In this episode, Virgle recounts the story of Ta Otha’s first encounters with Europeans. This story expresses the importance of listening to the Elders and provides a glimpse into the life of a Stoney Nakoda chief.


dââginachs/he is happyhecheyakabut then; nevertheless
garachs/he is making somethingmâkocheland; earth
chîgachs/he wants somethingthnoyachs/he understands something
wûthpewîchakiyeteachergoktangreat-grandparent or great-grandchild
narhûchs/he hears something or someonehûgachief

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