This is a sample Ministikok newspaper issue, donated by Reverend James Scanlon. Reverend Scanlon has donated a collection which is being scanned and uploaded over the next months. Stay tuned.
An old man, named Papalekisiu [Ptarmigan?], was jealous of his son-in-law and was always trying to find a way to make away with him. One day the son-in-law asked, "Where can we go to find eggs?" The old man said, "There is an island far out on the lake where there are lots of eggs." So the young man said, "All right, let's go to it and get some eggs." So off they went to the island and started walking about looking for eggs. Later, the old man said, "You should go far off.
Once upon a time there lived a great conjuror with his wife and two boys. It seems that the older boy was going to be a greater conjuror than his father. It happened that one of the windigos, so numerous in those days, came to this man's camp and swore to kill him. After they had fought for most of the night the windigo killed him and also his wife, and began to eat them. The boys saw this, and the older boy called for Mikenak, his most loyal helper, to plan a way of escape. They arranged that the two boys should run for their lives into an underground channel.
There was an old man Ayaceo. He married a wife and had two children with her, a boy [Ayacec] and a girl. And a little later he took another wife and then he had also his first wife and he wasn't good to her at all. Of course his first wife didn't like that at all. She was kind of miserable over it. So the old fellow had a few children by his second wife and it was a good thing the boy was beginning to grow up and help his mother and sister with hunting. One day the old man was away and the second wife came to say that there were partridges on the trees there.