• The Ĩyãħé Nakoda language speaks for itself, and is its own ultimate authority. Rich in heritage and passed down from generation to generation, the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language remains eternal.

  • Over the years, Elders and Traditionalists have shared words and values in the Ĩyãħé Nakoda language that are included on this Rocky Mountain Nakoda website. Their contribution in preserving this critically endangered dialect is invaluable, and becomes a part of their legacy for future generations of the Ĩyãħé Nakoda.

  • To ensure absolute authenticity and accuracy, all subject matter on this important website was meticulously researched, verified, compiled, recorded, and edited by "Eagle Messenger"™ (Peter L. Wesley) and by "Blue Sky Thunder Woman"™ (Donna S. Hogeland), both of Morley, Alberta.

  • "Eagle Messenger" and "Blue Sky Thunder Woman" are university graduates, with academic and professional backgrounds in education and administration.

  • "Eagle Messenger" is a registered member of the Ĩyãħé Nakoda and is recognized as a cultural communicator of his Ĩyãħé Nakoda heritage. A respected storyteller, the expertise of "Eagle Messenger" as a "Keeper of the Language and the Legends" is well established.

  • It is the voice of "Eagle Messenger" that you hear on the Language menu segment, accurately speaking the authentic words and phrases of his Ĩyãħé Nakoda ancestors.

  • Sadly, "Eagle Messenger" (Peter L. Wesley) passed away on August 2, 2012 at the age of 60 years old.

  • In honour of the immeasurable contribution of "Eagle Messenger" to this Rocky Mountain Nakoda website, it is officially dedicated to the memory of "Eagle Messenger" (Peter L. Wesley), and forever will be his legacy.

  • "Blue Sky Thunder Woman" lived among the Ĩyãħé Nakoda with "Eagle Messenger" for more than 25 years, and has extensive knowledge about the language and culture. Loosely translated into the English language, the Nakoda name "Blue Sky Thunder Woman" means: "She who is trusted to speak the truth."

  • This important project was produced by Prairie Girl Productions™ in Alberta, Canada.


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