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Bisbee Authors Assiniboine Language Book

Bisbee Authors Assiniboine Language Book Bisbee Authors Assiniboine Language Book

Fulton Books author Vicki Bisbee, a retired school counselor, has completed her most recent book, Assiniboine (Nakoda): Book of Basic Words: an educational guide meant for readers of all ages to help them learn basic words and pronunciations of the Assiniboine language.

Born and raised on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, author Vicki Bisbee attended Montana State University Northern, where she earned a bachelor's degree in business education and a master’s degree in education – guidance and counseling.

Both of Bisbee’s parents attended boarding schools and her mother is Chippewa from the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota and her father is Assiniboine.

There was no Native American culture taught in school, but much of that had changed when Bisbee returned to the reservation in 1992. In 1996, she enrolled in Native American Studies at Fort Peck Community College and began her journey by participating in her first Medicine Lodge in 1997, which finished in June 2000.

“Great efforts are being made to revitalize the Assiniboine language on the Fort Peck Reservation and areas where Assiniboines reside,” writes Vicki. “The Fort Peck Community College on the Reservation has been instrumental in teaching the Assiniboine culture and rich language. This book is a brief guide of basic words and pronunciation.”

Published by Fulton Books, Bisbee’s book, with its colorful artwork and easy-to-understand pronunciation guide, is sure to be an instrumental tool in helping to preserve the Assiniboine language, as well as their rich culture in a way that is accessible to young readers.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase Assiniboine (Nakoda): Book of Basic Words at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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