Shinkashim designs, creates, manufactures and sells educational books, games, toys and other materials in the Interior Salish languages of tribal peoples who live between the Cascade and Rocky Mountains in the US & Canada. As a start-up company, Shinkashim currently offers several items for sale with many more in development, so check back often for new products!
Salish Numbers picture book
Learning to count from 1 to 10 in nsəlxcin—the Colville-Okanagan Interior Salish language—is fun and easy! Young children will enjoy being read to and counting along with the familiar objects pictured in this book.
Nsəlxcin is spoken by Native American/First Nations peoples living between the Cascade and Rocky Mountains in Washington and British Columbia, Canada including the Lakes, Colville, Sanpoil, Nespelem, Methow and Okanagan people. Richly illustrated with full color photographs, this visually engaging picture book—originally designed for preschool and kindergarten language immersion programs—will be readily enjoyed by ALL children and anyone with an interest in Native American languages and cultures. Pronunciation guide included in back. 26 Pages. Ages 2-6.
Salish keyboard sticker
Self-adhesive key top stickers for American QWERTY computer keyboard keys to facilitate typing Interior Salish languages using the particular characters of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for Interior Salish languages. Stickers are inkjet printed on durable opaque matte coated Spectacle® Inkjet labels with a bright, defined, crisp quality image and will apply permanently to most surfaces. Labels withstand the oils in fingertips and may be gently wiped clean with a moist cloth without smearing or transferring ink. Each label is printed with the English keyboard characters for easy placement and the corresponding Salish character(s) that will type when keyboard utility is engaged.
Labels are easily affixed to your keyboard keys. Each 12-label set includes 10 special character stickers and two color-coded SHIFT key stickers. Available in four colors to best match your computer keyboard. Please specify color when ordering: black, buff, light gray and white.
$7.95 per set / contact us to order
10+ sets, $7.00 ea
NOTE: This listing is for the key stickers ONLY. In order to type in the Salish language, you need to have Salish fonts and a keyboard utility installed on your computer. A source for freeware fonts and utility is: http://www.interiorsalish.com/salishfontkeyboard.html.
Shinkashim™ nsəlxcin nt’xʷt’xʷlaqs–Salish Crayons 11 –count pack
A rainbow of eleven safe, non-toxic color crayons labeled in the Colville-Okanagan language. Colors included: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, white, brown, gray and pink. kʷu‿smiƛ̓x! Let’s color!
$9.95 per pack / contact us to order
Shinkashim™ nsəlxcin iʔ‿spəpil’s–Salish Shapes
A pack of six colorful, safe, non-toxic foam shapes for counting and sorting labeled in the Colville-Okanagan language. Shapes included are: square, circle, triangle, rectangle, heart and star.
$6.95 per pack / contact us to order