Russell Hayward's

Easy Lessons in Sm'algya̱x

​Everyday phrases, vocabulary, songs, poems and adaawg̱ compiled by Russell Hayward.

Fourteen Excerpts from "Tsimshian Stories", originally published by the Metlakatla Indian Community and now available in the modern Sm'algya̱x orthography.

Please enjoy this bilingual Sm'algya̱x-English collection of Christmas songs, hymns and "The Night Before Christmas".​

Twining Cedar: Annette Island Tsimshian Basket Weaving


A collection of card and board games, including vocabulary and game play commands.

​​First Voices Sm'algyax

Other online Sm'algya̱x resources:

​​A Sm'algya̱x Christmas!


A collection of bingo cards to help learn vocabulary for Animals, Actions & Emotions, and more. Follow the links to generate cards and call lists.  

Alphabet Posters

A series of posters to help teach the sounds and letters of Sm'algya̱x.

Adaawx: Tsimshian Oral History

Sm'algya̱x Learning Materials

Valentine's Day Cards

Just print, cut and seal with a kiss! These cards are perfect to give to someone special this      Valentine's Day. (Print double sided, preferably on construction paper.)

Prayers and Hymns

A collection of prayers and hymns both donated to the Haayk Foundation and ones translated by Mrs. Sarah Booth.

Learning about Animals

A collection of educational cards to learn animal names and facts. Print and cut along the dotted lines to make your own flash cards!

​ALL of the "Twining Cedar" instructional videos are on YouTube!
Click below to download the PDF Learning Guide Files

Hasag̱m dm t’oyaxsa na ksg̱oog̱m suwilaaymsgm G̱oodm Nluułgm Xsgiik a na amagyet ada g̱a̱sg̱aaw k’yinam da k’am. Akadi da’axłga dm hałelsa a gwa̱’a̱ dzida nah ‘waht łimoomi.

We’d like to thank our first teacher, Sarah Booth, for her kindness and generosity. This work would not be possible without her help.