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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Goose song

Abraham sings and explains about his goose song.There is also a story that is missing its beginning. He also sings one Cree hymn.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-008-001

File Size

1.25 mb

Duration

7.16 mins

Year Of Recording

1982

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Lynn Whidden, Violet Bates

Sound Editor

Daisy Herodier

Described By

Daisy Herodier

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Discussion, Song

Topics

Animals

Long Ago

How one family lived.

Their daily food.

What they used to make their canoes.

Age 10+
Code

EcEm-024-001

File Size

2.38 mb

Duration

14.13 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Rose Dixon-Gilpin

Described By

Rose Dixon-Gilpin

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Family, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Animals, Plants, Food, Starvation

Story of boy who was abandoned on an Island.

Story of a boy who was abandoned on a Island by his father and finds his way back home.

Age 8+
Code

EcEm-024-006

File Size

2.22 mb

Duration

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

Quality

Poor

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Food, Man, Woman, Family, Boy, Seasons, Summer, Places

Building a lodge

George is teaching how to build lodges and he describes also how food was stored in caches so that other animals would not be able to get to the food.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-035-010

File Size

2.81 mb

Duration

8 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Suzanne House

Described By

Suzanne House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Science

Themes

Interview, Teachings, Discussion

Topics

Tradition, Animals, Artifacts, Food

How it became foggy

George tells the legend of how it became foggy.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-035-003

File Size

1.42 mb

Duration

6 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Suzanne C. House

Described By

Suzanne C. House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Geography

Themes

Legends, Teachings

Topics

Supernatural

Shamanism

Long ago when people were not happy with others, they used their powers in a harmful way.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-035-002

File Size

0.21 mb

Duration

3.1 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Suzanne C. House

Described By

Suzanne C. House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Man, Woman, Predictions

Surviving on fish and small Game

George tells the story about the time when hunting was not good and how they only survived by fish and small game.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-035-012

File Size

1.28 mb

Duration

7 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Suzanne House

Described By

Suzanne House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs, Interview

Topics

Family, Tradition, Animals, Food, Starvation

The giant woman

This is a story about a giant woman who lived with her two daughters.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-035-001

File Size

4.36 mb

Duration

25.23 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Suzanne C.House

Described By

Suzanne C.House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Girl, Woman, Monsters

Kaauchihkumishiu and Piyaakwaakimiu

Kaauchihkumishiu tests the powers of Piyaakwaakimiu by getting him angry. Kaauchihkumishiu trades a caribou skin for a fish net from Piyaakwaakimiu. After the trade, Kaauchihkumishiu returns the net saying that he heard rumours that Piyaakwaakimiu was not satisfied with the trade. Both men leave each other on a sour note. Kaauchihkumishiu paddles and notices a blade of sea grass stuck on his paddle. He tries to wash it off but it stays on his paddle. He picks off the sea grass with his fingers and continues paddling. Later that night, Kaauchihkumishiu`s arm becomes very sore. After healing his arm, he finds out that it was Piyaakwaakimiu that put a curse on the sea grass to make him sick. Kaauchihkumishiu returns the curse by killing Piyaakwaakimiu. The brother of Piyaakwaakimiu takes revenge on Kaauchihkumishiu.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-041

File Size

15.99 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

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Past, Plants, Artifacts, Man, Supernatural

Maamihiitaahaauch

The legend of Maamihiitaauch, a group of cannibals that terrorized the people. A man named Kaa Aanwaat, finally decides to confront the group of cannibals. He goes to a place where he knows the cannibals will reach him. Kaa Aanwaat makes himself look like he`s very weak. The first family of cannibals reach him and see that he`s very weak. Kaa Aanwaat fights the cannibals in their dreams. Finally, Kaa Aanwaat kills the first family of cannibals. Kaa Aanwaat kills another group of cannibals by making the weather warm during the winter and the cannibals traveling become all wet from the snow and then brings a blizzard to kill them in the cold. Kaa Aanwaat goes to another old woman cannibal and her two daughters. The cannibals kept a boy fattening him up. Kaa Aanwaat lives with the cannibals and kills them and saves the boy.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-201-043

File Size

32.12 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

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Citizenship

Themes

Legends

Topics

Man, Woman, Predictions, Monsters, Supernatural, Family, Transportation, Boy, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Winter, Animals, Artifacts, Food

Shaman Toboggan

The man named Shaman Toboggan knows that they`ll have an encounter with enemies. He tells the others at the camp to move away. Just before the enemies arrive, a wolf runs towards his camp. The men prepare for the enemies. As the enemies arrive, they kill many of the men and take the women. Shaman Toboggan and his brothers fight back and kill all the enemies.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-053

File Size

8.31 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Winter, Animals, Artifacts, Man, Woman, Predictions, Supernatural, Transportation, Inter-racial

Hunting Trips long ago

George talks about hunting trips they went on a long time ago. He remembers a time when he killed a seal. George also mentions the dwelling made of tree saplings.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-015-004

File Size

1.08 mb

Duration

6 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Animals, Food, Man, Woman

Canoe, shaman song

He explains and sings about making a canoe, referring it to a young loon and sings about the gathering of the wood that is used to make a canoe. He sings about a young shaman.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-010-001

File Size

0.99 mb

Duration

6.18 mins

Year Of Recording

1982

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Lynn Whidden, Violet Bates

Sound Editor

Daisy Herodier

Described By

Daisy Herodier

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, Social studies

Themes

Interview, Song

Topics

Animals, Man

Giant Inuit woman

Hannah is telling a story about a giant Inuit woman, that people saw in the bush.

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-902-003

File Size

0.61 mb

Duration

3.36 mins

Year Of Recording

197?

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Emily Masty

Sound Editor

Maggie Sheshamush George

Described By

Maggie Sheshamush George

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Past, Monsters, Supernatural

Hannah Natachequan`s family story

Hannah is telling a story about her family life and history, when she was a liitle girl.

Age 10+
Code

EcWh-902-001

File Size

0.95 mb

Duration

5.33 mins

Year Of Recording

197?

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Emily Masty

Sound Editor

Maggie Sheshamush George

Described By

Maggie Sheshamush George

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Past

Hannah Natchequan`s family story 2

Hannah is telling the story of a little girl, and how she was taught not to check on the hunters, to see when they arrive.

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-902-002

File Size

1.79 mb

Duration

10.35 mins

Year Of Recording

197?

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Emily Masty

Sound Editor

Maggie Sheshamush George

Described By

Maggie Sheshamush George

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Family, Girl

Memories and the lifestyle

Stories about life in the past and how the traditions are followed and the teaching of the way of life.

Age 4+
Code

EcWh-902-005

File Size

3.63 mb

Duration

20 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons, Animals, Places, Food, Man, Woman

Tradition life

Stories about traditions and the tale of the past and how the people lived in the communities.

Age 8+
Code

EcWh-902-004

File Size

6.68 mb

Duration

37 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons, Places, Man, Woman

Aaishaa

The story is about a man called Aaishaa who had 2 wives.

Hard to understand.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-002-020

File Size

0.00 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Sound Editor

Francine Snowboy

Described By

Francine Snowboy

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends, Teachings

Topics

Past, Man, Woman, Family

Snowshoe, sunrise, & fish song

Explains and sings about snowshoes, the sunrise, and the fish (trout).

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-002-010

File Size

0.64 mb

Duration

4 mins

Year Of Recording

1982

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Lynn Whidden, Violet Bates

Sound Editor

Daisy Herodier

Described By

Daisy Herodier

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Song

Topics

Animals

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