Dialect

Level

Community

Language

Teaching

Theme

Topic

Storyteller


About this catalogue
Here you can listen to and download stories and other audio material (mp3) in East Cree. You can also select them and download them to put on a CD to share with your class. We ask that you do not transcribe, translate or reproduce these stories without prior permission from the Cree School Board.

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Cree Hymns

Abraham sings and discusses cree hymn which he learned from Reverend Walton many years ago.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-008-008

File Size

0.81 mb

Duration

4.43 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

Spirituality, Art and Music

Themes

Song, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Tradition, Man

Traditional Cree Songs

Abraham shares some traditional songs about animals, specifically the goose and fox. He also mentions the introduction of the fiddle and how it was adopted.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-008-006

File Size

1.95 mb

Duration

11.22 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

Art and Music, History

Themes

Discussion, Interview, Song

Topics

Tradition, Past

Medawin

The first story tells about how rituals were performed to create good. It is a story about when a community nearly went into starvation and how an elder performed a shaking tent to prevent the community from this bad omen. The second story tells how an old man who was sick was brought back to health by similar rituals.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-028-001

File Size

2.90 mb

Duration

16.56 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Violet Bates/unknown interviewer

Sound Editor

Suzanne House

Described By

Suzanne House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

History, Geography

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Food, Starvation

A boy who was infested with lice

A story about a boy who got infested with lice and was left behind.

Age 6+
Code

EcEm-026-002

File Size

4.68 mb

Duration

27 mins

Year Of Recording

1998

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Roger MacDonnel Collection

Sound Editor

Florrie Mayappo

Described By

Florrie Mayappo

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Past

Old Days

She tells about in the old days, when they had nothing and were running out of supplies and they were getting hungry.

Age 6+
Code

EcMi-517-002

File Size

0.49 mb

Duration

2.51 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Rhonda Iserhoff

Described By

Rhonda Iserhoff

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Family, Past, Winter, Places, Food

A man that left his son on an Island

story is unfinished

Age 6+
Code

EcMi-502-003

File Size

2.25 mb

Duration

13 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett`s Collection

Sound Editor

Anna Blacksmith

Described By

Anna Blacksmith

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Family

Aapihtuwaapinwaashkim

Aapihtuwaapinwaashkim was paddling with his family out in the bay when a sudden wind storm came. Others believed he didn`t survive. He was able to steer his canoe from tipping over. An Inuit shaman was trying to kill him.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-003

File Size

4.80 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Past, Man, Supernatural, Transportation, Inter-racial

Curing the Sick Man

A story of a man who was very sick and hope is fading for him to get better. An elder cures him by giving him with hot water to drink.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-002

File Size

5.67 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Past, Man, Medicines

Elder helping caribou hunters

A group of people are starving long ago and they find tracks of caribou. The hunters are already very weak and cannot chase the caribou. An elder goes with the hunters towards the caribou. They see the caribou on the lake ice. The elder instructs the hunters to simply walk towards the caribou. The caribou don`t flee and are killed.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-005

File Size

1.84 mb

Duration

2 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Food, Man, Starvation, Supernatural, Animals

Elder with Shaman power

An elder long ago had shaman power and could easily catch beaver. After he chiselled a hole in ice near a beaver lodge, he laid out a blanket and the beaver came out of the water to sit on the blanket.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-004

File Size

3.39 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Past, Animals, Man, Supernatural

My Grandfather`s Father

Charlie talks about his father`s father`s father; his great-grandfather. This story is at a time when the Cree people began having guns. This is a time when they had little food. Finding a herd of caribou, Charlie`s great-grandfather decides to use snares instead of using the gun and catches the entire herd of caribou.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-001

File Size

5.36 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Tradition, Past, Animals, Artifacts, Food, Man, Supernatural

Snowshoe and Canoe Makers

Charlie talks about elders he remembered from Fort Chimo. One made a pair of snowshoes in one day and the other made a canoe in one day also.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-006

File Size

3.11 mb

Duration

3.23 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Places, Artifacts, Man, Past

How animal parts tell people stories

Charlotte talks about the signs they see on animal parts. She talks about certain parts that could mean large animals are going to be killed and certain parts that mean small animals will be killed when the men are hunting.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-004-017

File Size

1.49 mb

Duration

8 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Woman, Tradition, Animals, Food, Man

How food was preserved back in the day

Charlotte talks about how food was stored back then before they had freezers. How everything was saved from the animal that was killed.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-004-016

File Size

1.30 mb

Duration

7 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Animals, Food, Man, Woman

Respect For The Husband

The various ways of respecting one`s husband.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-004-010

File Size

1.43 mb

Duration

8 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Colin Scott/Frances Visitor

Sound Editor

C.Visitor

Described By

C.Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Seasons, Animals, Man, Woman

The meaning of dreams

Part 1 - Charlotte talks about what dreams mean and why to keep some dreams to oneself and other dreams to tell about.

Part 2 - Charlotte talks about a dream she had about her husband and not knowing what her dream meant until the day she saw him bring home a bear.

Part 3- Charlotte talks about the different types of dreams that one has. Dreams that have someone dying are the ones you should talk about. Other dreams that involve shamanism are usually the ones that have somekind of a presence.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-004-018

File Size

1.70 mb

Duration

9 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Woman, Predictions, Tradition, Animals, Food, Man

Wild Meat

Cleaning and preserving the meat of wild animals for food.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-004-011

File Size

2.67 mb

Duration

15 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Colin Scott Frances Visitor

Sound Editor

C.Visitor

Described By

C.Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Animals, Food, Man, Woman, Cree values, Family, Tradition

TO BE DESCRIBED

Age 6+
Code

EcEm-024-003

File Size

0.51 mb

Duration

2 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Rhonda Iserhoff

Described By

Rhonda Iserhoff

Dialect

Southern

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Past

Story about Aachik

The story tells about Aachiik.

Age 6+
Code

EcEm-024-004

File Size

1.24 mb

Duration

7.12 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Rhonda Iserhoff

Described By

Rhonda Iserhoff

Dialect

Southern

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Animals

Story of the Boy who went to visit.

His Brother tells him not to go and see these people, but the next morning, he got up and went to go visit these people.

Age 6+
Code

EcEm-024-002

File Size

1.00 mb

Duration

5.48 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Rhonda Iserhoff

Described By

Rhonda Iserhoff

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Winter, Places, Man

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