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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

Crees and Inuits

Abraham begins to tell the story of battles that were fought among the cree and Inuk people.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-008-005

File Size

0.62 mb

Duration

3 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Man, Inter-racial

Iyaashaau`s Son

Abraham recounts the story of Iyaashaau and his son. Iyaashaau abandoned his son on an island far from home, but with the help of the seagull and fish, Iyaashaau`s son finds his way home. When the son returns home he seeks revenge on his father and sets his mother and siblings free by turning them into birds.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-008-007

File Size

3.55 mb

Duration

20.42 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, Citizenship, Science

Themes

Legends, Interview, Song, Teachings

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Animals, Places, Man, Woman, Transportation

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

Traditional songs

Traditional songs about animals and hunting animals.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-008-003

File Size

0.00 mb

Duration

10 mins

Year Of Recording

1984

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Violet Bates, Lynn Whidden

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Themes

Discussion, Song

Topics

Animals, Tradition

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

Walking Out Ceremony

Emily Hughboy is discussing with a secondary three student of Maquatua Eeyou School about the traditions of a walking out ceremony. Throughout the recording Patrica, a Music/M.R.E. teacher of Maquatua Eeyou School in the early 1990`s is asking questions and Linda is translating for Emily.

Age 12+
Code

EcWe-014-001

File Size

3.66 mb

Duration

21.19 mins

Year Of Recording

1990

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Linda Visitor

Sound Editor

Frances Visitor

Described By

Frances Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

Social studies, Spirituality

Themes

Discussion, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Boy, Girl, Tradition, Celebrations, Spring

The elder man with three sons

A man and his wife lived with their 3 sons and their wives. They had no food to eat and they became weak. The man of the family has a dream of the caribou that his sons will find when he instructs them to go to a lake.

Age 6+
Code

EcWh-904-001

File Size

1.78 mb

Duration

10 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Food, Woman, Starvation, Family, Boy, Past, Winter, Animals

The man and the caribou

There was a man long ago who went out to find caribou. He only took his gun and a small pot. He came upon a woman who told him that she has set up her camp on his way.

Age 6+
Code

EcWh-904-002

File Size

0.84 mb

Duration

4 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Winter, Animals, Food, Man, Woman

The man that was chasing caribou

A man chasing the caribou all night long and made them tired. As he arrived to the area where the caribou were resting from running the man talks to the caribou and asks them `Why are you doing sitting down? If I were you I would still be running.`

Age 6+
Code

EcWh-904-003

File Size

0.48 mb

Duration

2 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Jokes

Topics

Winter, Animals, Man

The young man who never killed anything

A young man is unhappy because he can never kill anything when he went hunting. Until one day he goes out and begins to cry, he cries to the point where he falls asleep. During his sleep all kinds of animals gathered around him. Each animal sits on a part of his body and say that when he hunts he will kill that kind of animal.

Age 6+
Code

EcWh-904-004

File Size

3.27 mb

Duration

19 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Boy, Animals, Food, Man

The meaning of the Name `Gamit`

John Blackned tells what is the meaning of the name `Gamit`

Age 18+
Code

EcWk-704-001

File Size

0.00 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

1999

Collected By

Richard J. Preston III

Sound Editor

Susan M. Preston

Described By

Susan M. Preston

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect, English

Themes

Interview

Topics

Man

Cree Hymns

Joseph sings and discusses cree hymns.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-002-015

File Size

2.03 mb

Duration

11.51 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, History

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Interview, Song, Teachings

Topics

Tradition

Traditional Cree Songs

Joseph sings and discusses songs about the goose, the hunt and the fish.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-002-014

File Size

2.88 mb

Duration

16.47 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, Spirituality

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Interview, Song

Topics

Animals

Traditional Cree Songs

Joseph sings and discusses cree songs about the fox and muskrat.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-002-016

File Size

1.64 mb

Duration

9.33 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

Memoirs, Interview, Song, Teachings

Topics

Animals

A Hunting Story

He talks about his early hunting days, times of scarcity, hunting group strategy, trapline custodianship, relations between the coast and inland people, leadership, beaver preserves, and early relief.

Age 12+
Code

EcWe-005-001

File Size

8.08 mb

Duration

53 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Collin Scott/Frances Visitor

Sound Editor

Naomi Tomatuk

Described By

Naomi Tomatuk

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion

Topics

Tradition, Past, Food

Interview on tradition

An interview in English with a Cree translator (Elizabeth Dick) about traditions: mittens, personal life, guns and knifes, what girls and boys did all day, traps. When it is time to tell stories; medicine; songs...

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-903-001

File Size

9.59 mb

Duration

56 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Cree Program collection

Sound Editor

Louisa George

Described By

Louisa George

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Interview

Topics

Boy, Girl, Tradition, Past, Artifacts, Clothing, Man, Woman, Medicines, Transportation

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