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Level

Community

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Theme

Topic

Storyteller


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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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ᐄᔨᔨᐤ ᐊᔨᒥᐦᐋᐅᓂᑭᒧᐧᐃᓐᐦ
Cree Hymns

ᐋᐱᕐᐦᐋᒻ ᓂᑭᒨ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐋᔨᒧᑎᒻ ᐊᓂᔮᐦ ᑳ ᒋᔅᑯᑎᒫᑯᑦ ᐊᔨᒥᐦᐋᐅᒋᒫᐤᐦ ᐧᐋᓪᑎᓐ ᑳ ᐄᓯᓂᐦᑳᓱᔨᒡᐦ ᒥᐦᒑᑎᐱᐳᓐᐦ ᐅᑖᐦᒡ᙮

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

ᐄᔨᔨᐅᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐄᔥᒌᒫᐅᒡ
Crees and Inuits

ᐋᐱᕐᐦᐋᒻ ᒌᐦ ᑎᐹᒋᒨ ᑖᓂᑖᐦ ᑳ ᐅᐦᒋ ᒋᐦᒋᐱᔨᔨᒡ ᐋᐦ ᓂᑐᐱᔨᑎᑖᑐᒡ ᐄᔨᔨᐅᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐄᔥᒌᒫᐅᒡ᙮

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

ᐃᔮᔖᐤ ᐅᑯᓯᔅᐦ
Iyaashaau`s Son

ᐋᐱᕐᐦᐋᒻ ᒋᔅᒋᓯᐤ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓂᔨᐤ ᐃᔮᔖᐤ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐅᑯᓯᓰᔨᐤᐦ ᐋᐦ ᑎᐹᒋᒫᑭᓂᐧᐃᔨᒡᐦ᙮ ᐃᔮᔖᐤ ᒌᐦ ᓂᑭᑖᐤ ᒥᓂᔥᑎᑯᐦᒡ ᐧᐋᐦᔨᐤ ᐋᐦ ᐧᐄᒋᒡ, ᒥᒄ ᒫᒃ ᒋᔮᔥᒄᐦ ᑭᔮᐦ ᓂᒫᔅᐦ ᒌᐦ ᐧᐄᒋᐦᐄᑯᔨᐤᐦ, ᐃᔮᔖᐤ ᐅᑯᓯᔅᐦ ᒌᐦ ᒥᔅᑭᒻ ᑖᓂᑖᐦ ᒑ ᐃᑐᐦᑖᑦ ᐋᐦ ᐧᐄᐦ ᒋᐧᐋᑦ᙮ ᐊᓐ ᒫᒃ ᐅᑯᓯᓯᒫᐤ ᑳ ᐅᑎᐦᑎᒃ ᐧᐄᒋᐧᐋᐤ ᑳ ᒋᔅᐱᓂᑎᒫᓱᑦ᙮ ᑳ ᐱᐦᑯᐦᐋᑦ ᐅᑳᐧᐄᐦ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐧᐄᒋᔖᓂᔥᐦ, ᐱᔮᔒᔑᐦᒡ ᑳ ᐄᔑᓈᑯᐦᐋᑦ᙮

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

ᐧᐋᔥᑭᒡ ᐄᔨᔨᐤ ᓂᑭᒧᐧᐃᓐᐦ
Traditional Cree Songs

ᐋᐱᕐᐦᐋᒻ ᓂᑭᒨ ᐱᔥᒡ ᐧᐋᔥᑭᒡ ᓂᑭᒧᓐᐦ ᐅᐦᒋ ᐋᐧᐋᓰᔅᐦ ᐋᐦ ᓂᑭᒧᐦᐋᑭᓂᐧᐃᔨᒡᐦ᙮ ᓂᔅᒃᐦ ᑭᔮᐦ ᒥᐦᒑᔑᐤᐦ ᐋᑎ ᐃᔨᑎᐦᐋᒧᐧᐋᑭᓂᐧᐃᔨᒡᐦ᙮ ᐧᐄᐦᑎᒻ ᑭᔮᐦ ᑖᓂᑖᐦ ᑳ ᐅᐦᒋᐱᔨᔨᒡ ᓃᔥᑎᒻ ᑳᓯᓂᐧᑳᐹᑭᐦᐄᑭᓂᐧᐃᔨᒡ᙮

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

ᒣᑕᐧᐃᓐ
Medawin

ᓃᔥᑎᒻ ᑖᐹᑐᑖᒡ ᒣᑖᐧᐃᓐ ᐊ ᒉ ᐊᐱᑦᔥᑖᑦ ᒐᔫ ᐊᓐᑐᐧᐋᐃᑖᒃᒡ ᒦᒋ ᐧᐋᔥᑭᒡ᙮ ᐊ ᒉ ᐁᒃᓵᑉᑎᑭᓅᒡ, ᒥᔥᑎᒃ ᐊᒋ ᐊᐱᑦᔥᑖᑦ ᓀᒫᔅ ᐊ ᒉ ᓀᑐᐧᐊᒫᒡ᙮

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

ᐋ ᒌ ᒫᔅᒑᒡ ᐄᔅᒌᒫᐅᒡ
Battle with the Inuits

ᐧᐋᔥᑭᒡ ᐊᓂᑖᐦ ᐋᔥᒄ ᐋ ᒌ ᒫᔑᐦᐄᑐᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐋ ᒌ ᓂᐱᐦᐄᑐᒡ ᐄᔨᔨᐅᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐄᔅᒌᒫᐅᒡ

This is a story of long ago when the Crees and the Inuits were still fighting and killing each other.

.

Age 10+
Code

EcWh-901-001

File Size

7.93 mb

Duration

47 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Cree Program Collection

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Food, Man, Supernatural, Past, Winter

ᐊᒥᒫᐦᑖᐅᐃᔨᐦᑎᐤ ᐊᓃᐧᔖᐹᐅᐧᐃᒡ
Brothers playing with magic

ᐊᑯᒋᐦᐃᑑᒡ ᐊᒥᒫᐦᑖᐅᐃᔨᐦᑎᐤ ᓈᐹᐅᒡ ᐊᐧᐄᒌᑖᑑᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ

Brothers playing with magic powers and how they use their skills against each other.

Age 18+
Code

EcWh-901-002

File Size

1.64 mb

Duration

9.31 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality

Themes

Teachings, Legends

Topics

Medicines, Supernatural

ᓂᐱᐧᐃᓐ
Death

ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓐ ᐋ ᓂᐦᐄᑯᐧᐋᑭᓂᐧᐃᑦ ᐊᐧᐋᓐ ᐊ ᐴᓂᐱᒫᓯᔨᑦ᙮

Stories about how to take care of the deceased.

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-901-003

File Size

2.11 mb

Duration

12.18 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Art and Music, History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Supernatural, Family, Tradition, Past, Man

ᐋ ᒧᔑᐦᐋᑭᓄᐧᐃᒡ ᐊᐧᐋᓂᒌ
Encounter with Spirits

ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓐ ᐋ ᒧᔑᐦᐋᑭᓄᐧᐃᒡ ᐊᐧᐋᓂᒌ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐋ ᒋᔅᑯᑎᒫᒑᓄᐧᐃᒡ

Encounter with Spirits, the event that takes place and the teachings from it.

Age 18+
Code

EcWh-901-004

File Size

1.81 mb

Duration

10.32 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Art and Music

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Monsters, Supernatural, Family, Tradition

ᒌᐲ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓐ
Ghost Story

ᐅᐦᐄ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓐᐦ ᐋ ᐃᑖᒋᒨᓈᓂᐧᐃᒡ ᐋᑏ ᐃᔅᐱᔨᒡ ᐊᐧᐋᓐ ᐋ ᐳᓂᐱᒫᑎᓯᔨᑦ᙮

These stories explain the events of what happens after death.

Age 18+
Code

EcWh-901-005

File Size

2.94 mb

Duration

17.05 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Art and Music

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Past, Supernatural, Family

ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓐ ᒥᒫᐦᑖᐅᐧᐃᔨᐦᑎᐤ ᓈᐹᐤ
Magic powers

ᒥᑖᐅᐧᐃᓐ ᐋ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓈᓄᐧᐃᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐊᓐ ᐊᐧᐋᓐ ᑳ ᒋᐦᒋᐱᔨᐦᑖᑦ ᐋ ᐧᐄ ᒋᐱᒋᐦᐋᑭᓄᐧᐃᑦ᙮

Story about magic and the attempt to stop the person involved.

Age 18+
Code

EcWh-901-006

File Size

1.99 mb

Duration

10.14 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Social studies, History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Man, Family

ᐧᐹᒋᑮ(ᒡ)
The Boogeyman(men)

ᐄᔨᔨᐤ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓐᐦ, ᐧᐹᒋᑮᒡ ᐋ ᐃᔮᔨᒧᒫᑭᓂᐧᐃᒡ᙮ ᐧᐹᒋᑮᒡ ᒌ ᐧᐋᐱᒫᑭᓂᐧᐃᒡ ᐋ ᔮᔮᐅᐧᐋᔮᔨᒡ ᐊᓂᑖᐦ ᒉᐃᒥᔅ ᐯᐃ᙮ ᐧᐄᐦᑎᑭᓅᔨᐤ ᑭᔮᐦ ᑳ ᐃᑖᔨᒥᑐᐧᐃᒡ ᐊᓂᒌ ᒥᓯᐧᐋ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐄᔨᔨᐅᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ ᒥᓯᐧᐋ ᐋᑎᔑᒡ,

Cree stories about the boogeymen (prospectors) along the shores of James Bay. Tales on how they got along with each other and with the local guides.

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-901-008

File Size

9.75 mb

Duration

47 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Winter, Animals, Food, Tradition, Past, Spring

ᑰᐃᑯᐦᐋᒑᐤ ᐋᐦᑎᔫᐦᑳᓐ
The legend of the wolverine

ᐹᔨᐧᑳᐤ ᐊᓂᑖᐦ ᐋᔥᒄ ᐋ ᒌ ᐊᔨᒥᑦ ᒥᓯᐧᐋ ᐅᐧᐃᐦᑳᓐᐦ, ᑯᐃᑯᐦᐋᒑᐤ ᒌ ᓂᒋᔥᑯᐧᐋᐤ ᑭᔮᐦ ᒌ ᐊᔨᒥᐦᐋᐤ ᐅᐧᐃᑳᓐᐦ

ᐧᒫᐦᒡ ᑎᐱᔨᐧᐋ ᐋ ᐧᐄᒋᔖᓂᑦ

ᓈᔥᑖᐧᐹ ᐋᔨᒥᓐ ᐋ ᐧᐄ ᓂᔅᑐᐦᑎᑭᓄᐧᐃᒡ

Once upon a time animals were still talking. The wolverine met all kinds of other animals and talked to them as if they were his brothers and sisters.

(Cree terminology is very hard to understand.)

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-901-010

File Size

9.61 mb

Duration

56 mins

Year Of Recording

1960

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals

ᓈᔥᒡ ᐋ ᒌ ᐅᑎᐦᑯᒧᑦ ᐊᐧᐋᔥ
A boy who was infested with lice

ᐆ ᑎᐹᒌᒧᐧᐃᓐ, ᓈᐹᔥ ᑎᐹᒋᒫᑭᓂᐤ ᐋ ᒌ ᓂᑭᑖᑭᓄᐧᐃᑦ ᐅᐦᒋ ᐊᓂᔮ ᐅᑎᐦᑯᒥᑦ᙮

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

ᒋᑲᔥᑐᑎᓈᐦᐧᐋᐤ
Chikashtutinaahwaau

ᒋᑲᔥᑐᑎᓈᐦᐧᐋᐤ ᑳ ᒋᒨᑏᓈᓄᑦ ᑮᐸ ᓇᒻ ᐅᒋ ᒋᐧᐋᐤ ᐧᐁᔅ ᒋ ᓂᐱᐦᐋᑭᓄ ᑳᐊᑦ ᓂᐱᐦᐋᒡ ᑲᔨ ᐧᐄᐧᐋᐤ ᐊᓂᒋ ᐊᓂᔫ ᑳ ᒋᒧᑎᒫᑰᒡ᙮

A legend about a family whose father got kidnapped by a monster and never returned home.

Age 4+
Code

EcEm-026-001

File Size

1.05 mb

Duration

6.06 mins

Year Of Recording

1998

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

CP collection

Sound Editor

Florrie Mayappo

Described By

Florrie Mayappo

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family

ᐁ ᐅᑎᓈᐅᓱᓈᓅᐦᒡ
Child Birth

ᐋᓃ ᒌ ᑎᐹᒋᒨ ᑳ ᐅᑎᓈᑦ ᐅᔒᒻᐦ ᑳ ᐱᒫᑎᓰᔭᒡᐦ ᒣᐧᑳᒡ ᐊᓂᑌᐦ ᓅᐦᒋᒦᐦᒡ ᐁ ᐃᐦᑖᐧᑖᐤ ᐅᓃᒋᐦᐄᒄᐦ ᐁ ᐧᐄᒋᒫᑦ᙮

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

ᐊᐧᐋᔥ ᓃᔥᑕᒻ ᐁ ᒪᑯᐦᔕᐋᑲᓅᑦ
Child`s First feast

ᐋᓃ ᒌ ᑎᐹᒋᒨ ᐅᔥᑲᒡ ᐁ ᐱᒧᐦᑕᐦᐋᑲᓅᑦ ᐊᐧᐋᔥ ᑲᔦᐦ ᐁ ᒌ ᐊᑕ ᒪᑯᔐᐦᐋᑲᓄᐧᐃᔨᒡᐦ᙮

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

ᐋ ᒌ ᓂᔥᑐᐧᐃᔨᓈᓄᐧᐃᒡ
Meeting

ᒋᔅᑯᑎᒫᒑᐧᐃᓐ ᐋ ᒌ ᓂᔥᑐᐧᐃᔨᔥᑖᑭᓄᐧᐃᒡ

ᐋ ᐄᔨᔨᐤ ᒋᔅᑯᑎᒧᐧᐋᑭᓂᐧᐃᒡ ᐊᐧᐋᔑᔑᒡ, ᐅᔅᒋᓃᒋᓯᐅᒡ, ᒋᓵᓰᐲ

1᙮ ᐱᕐᑏ ᐧᐋᐹᐦᒌ

2᙮ ᒨᓱᔅ ᓵᓐᑏ

3᙮ ᐧᕌᑎᕆᒃ ᐹᒑᐦᐋᓅ

4᙮ ᓕᓐᑖ ᕕᓯᑎᕐ

meeting on Education- CLIP ,teenagers. Chisasibi

1. Bertie Wapachee

2. Moses Sandy

3. Roderick Pachano

4. Linda Visitor

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-023-001

File Size

8.50 mb

Duration

49 mins

Year Of Recording

199?

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Citizenship, History

Themes

Teachings, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Family, Girl, Woman, Medicines

ᓈᐯᐤ ᑳ ᓂᑲᑕᐦᐧᐊᑦ ᐅᑯᐦᓴᐦ ᒥᓂᔥᑎᑯᐦᒡ
A man that left his son on an Island

ᓇᒧᐃ ᒌᔖᒋᒨᒪᑲᓐ

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

ᐋ ᒋᔥᑖᔨᐦᒫᑭᓄᐧᐃᑦ ᓈᐹᐤ
Respect For The Husband

ᒥᐦᒑᑐᔨᒡ ᐋ ᐃᔑ ᒋᔥᑖᔨᒫᑦ ᐊᐧᐋᓐ ᐅᓈᐹᒻᐦ᙮

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

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