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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Child Birth

Annie tells about child birth and how she was the midwife for her mother while she was in the bushes with her parents.

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-524-001

File Size

1.13 mb

Duration

6 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

Teachings

Topics

Celebrations, Past, Woman, Family, Tradition

Child`s First feast

Annie tells a story about a walking out ceremony, portaging for children and having a feast after.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-524-002

File Size

0.33 mb

Duration

1.52 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

Spirituality, Social studies

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Family

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

Old Times

The author talks about the old times when her dad had hard times feeding them because they didn`t have any store bought food. They would only live off the wildlife food. There were times when their dad couldn`t catch any game, also when they didn`t have any money or government cheques coming. It was really hard in those days.

Age 10+
Code

EcMi-517-001

File Size

1.97 mb

Duration

11.27 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marguerite Mackenzie

Sound Editor

Edith Matoush

Described By

Edith Matoush

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Past, Winter, Food, Man

Arrival of Christian Religion

Long time ago I heard my old grandfather telling this story. He said there was no religion in the old days; not until the whitemen came and that`s how the Natives were taught about religion.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-515-002

File Size

0.46 mb

Duration

2.43 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marguerite MacKenzie

Sound Editor

Edith Matoush

Described By

Edith Matoush

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Past, Supernatural, Inter-racial

Fur Trade

Long ago, when people went hunting, they used bows and arrows and they traded their furs to French Europeans.

Age 10+
Code

EcMi-515-001

File Size

0.53 mb

Duration

1.42 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marguerite Mackenzie

Sound Editor

Edith Matoush

Described By

Edith Matoush

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Past, Animals, Man

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

Chahkaapesh and the Night.

One of many legends of Chahkaapesh.

How the day became night.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-502-002

File Size

2.78 mb

Duration

16 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett Collection

Sound Editor

Charlie Loon

Described By

Charlie Loon

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Tradition, Animals, Food, Woman, Monsters

Legend of a robin

Incomplete part of the legend of the robin.The begining and the end only. Brief story.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-502-001

File Size

0.15 mb

Duration

0.53 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett Collection

Sound Editor

Charlie Loon

Described By

Charlie Loon

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Animals, Woman

Legend of the Robin

This story is about a man who tries to get rid of his son by dropping him off on an island and leaving him there, but the boy finds his way home and ends up burning his father in their tent.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-502-010

File Size

2.38 mb

Duration

13 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett Collection

Sound Editor

Titus Shecapio

Described By

Titus Shecapio

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Family, Past, Spring, Fall

The boy who was raised by a bear

A story about a boy who was raised by a bear for a period of time. The parents of the boy search for the boy for along time and during this time the bear is teaching the boy different things like how to pick boughs properly so that humans won`t notice the broken branches. Eventually, the boy is found and from then on he has a connection to bears or a greater understanding that other people don`t have.

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-526-001

File Size

4.08 mb

Duration

23 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Marguerite MacKenzie

Sound Editor

Kenneth MacLeod

Described By

Kenneth MacLeod

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Animals, Man, Woman

Referendum

Willie Trapper Interviews Cree Politicians and asks them what they think about the up coming 1996 referendum:

George Wapachee(Nemaska)Matthew Mukash (Whapmagoostui)

Annie House (Chisasibi)

William Mianscum (Mistissini)

Roderick Pachanos(Chisasibi)

Abel Bosum (Ouje-Bougoumou)

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-505-001

File Size

3.27 mb

Duration

19 mins

Year Of Recording

1996

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Willie Trapper

Sound Editor

Titus Shecapio

Described By

Titus Shecapio

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Nemaska, Chisasibi, Mistissini, Ouje-Bougamou, Eastmain

Languages

Northern Dialect, Southern Dialect

Teachings

Citizenship

Themes

Interview

Topics

Inter-racial

Little boy who had lice and nits

This story is about a boy, who had a lot of lice and nits. The parents packed all their belongings and left their son behind. His grandfather found him and killed all the lice and nits. The little boy found his parents again, but he was never happy in the bush.

Age 6+
Code

EcMi-523-001

File Size

1.24 mb

Duration

7.15 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Linda Petawabano

Described By

Linda Petawabano

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History, Science

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Past, Summer, Animals, Places, Man

Nikiishaan

This story is about a young man who was bullied by his fellow men on the work site. These men went to the governor and told him lies of what Nikiishaan was saying. They said that Nikiishaan said that he could find the governor`s daughters, whom he had lost a long time ago. Then one day the governor asked Nikiishaan to come to his place. He said, "is it true what you said? that you can find my daughters?" Nikiishaan said "no".

"Well I think that`s what you said, so you will go and find my daughters. If you find them, I will give you everything that you need and I will also give you permission to marry one of them." So then Nikiishaan left the village.

Age 10+
Code

EcMi-523-003

File Size

3.91 mb

Duration

22.57 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Linda Petawabano

Described By

Linda Petawabano

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Science, Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Celebrations, Past, Man, Woman

Starvation

This story is about a woman who had experienced starvation when she was young. One day a man (Robert Longchap) came to their hunting trap line and had asked them to go with him to his hunting trap line. The reason for this was because the family couldn`t catch any fish.

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-523-002

File Size

0.82 mb

Duration

4.45 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Adrien Tanner

Sound Editor

Linda Petawabano

Described By

Linda Petawabano

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History, Science

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Past, Starvation

Story of Atushiish

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-523-004

File Size

0.46 mb

Duration

2 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

Spirituality

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Past, Woman

When I was a child my father died.

A story of when her elderly father died when she was a young child. Her older brothers buried their father. The whole family including her older sisters with their husbands mourn their loss.

She also mentions how her mother had killed a large beaver after she had mourned the death of her husband(Eva`s father).

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-527-001

File Size

1.23 mb

Duration

7 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Marguerite MacKenzie

Sound Editor

Kenneth MacLeod

Described By

Kenneth MacLeod

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Girl, Past

Now and then times

He talk about the old days and for today. He talks about the changes of life and compaired some of ways or things and for the hunting.

Age 6+
Code

EcMi-516-001

File Size

1.98 mb

Duration

11 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marguerite MacKenzie

Described By

Francine Snowboy

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History, Social studies

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Past, Animals, Food

When we were lost and hungry

The author recollects an experience she had as a young girl when her and her family got lost on their way to their hunting grounds and how they almost starved until they were rescued by two hunters.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-521-001

File Size

0.48 mb

Duration

9.33 mins

Year Of Recording

2003

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Cree School Board

Sound Editor

Kenneth MacLeod

Described By

Kenneth MacLeod

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Starvation, Family, Girl, Man

Days of Famine

The author talks about days of famine. She talks about not

remembering her dad because they lived in foster homes with families that lived in the bush.

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-514-001

File Size

0.38 mb

Duration

2 mins

Year Of Recording

1998

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marguerite Mackenzie

Sound Editor

Edith Matoush

Described By

Edith Matoush

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs, Interview

Topics

Tradition, Woman, Starvation

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