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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Referendum

Abel bosum`s thoughts on the question relating to the Cree Referedum on Quebec Separation. And the wording of the referendum question that was asked to the Cree people.

Age 12+
Code

EcOj-601-001

File Size

0.43 mb

Duration

2.3 mins

Year Of Recording

1996

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Willie Trapper-JBCCS

Sound Editor

Charlie Loon

Described By

Charlie Loon

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Ouje-Bougamou

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Citizenship

Themes

Interview

Topics

Inter-racial

Winter Survival

Father falls in the river, preserves fish for winter use and travels by foot to get supplies.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-004-012

File Size

4.64 mb

Duration

27 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Frances Visitor

Described By

Frances Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Past, Spring, Winter, Food, Transportation

Daisy`s dream

After losing a close colleague, Daisy talks about her dream.

Age 12+
Code

EcWk-702-001

File Size

1.11 mb

Duration

6.27 mins

Year Of Recording

2002

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marie-Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Rose Dixon Gilpin

Described By

Rose Dixon Gilpin

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Woman

Various songs

David sings a song about his snowshoes. He sings more songs about animals like large birds, owl, fox, porcupine and moose.

Age 12+
Code

EcWe-032-004

File Size

1.33 mb

Duration

7.44 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music

Themes

Song

Topics

Animals

Setting Rabbit Snares

A girl sets rabbit snares with her younger brother and they snared a rabbit that was not killed by the snare. She tells about how the rabbit ran around inside the teepee.

Age 8+
Code

EcWk-701-001

File Size

1.26 mb

Duration

9.53 mins

Year Of Recording

2003

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marie -Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Ruth Salt

Described By

Ruth Salt

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Boy, Girl, Animals

Survival in the Bush

The storyteller describes of how they used to travel out to the bush and what she was taught. She remembers many things that she saw her parents do to survive.

Age 8+
Code

EcWk-701-002

File Size

1.65 mb

Duration

7.43 mins

Year Of Recording

2003

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marie-Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Ruth Salt

Described By

Ruth Salt

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Past, Girl

Chikaapaash and the sun

A Legend about a boy who snared the sun.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-022-001

File Size

1.21 mb

Duration

7 mins

Year Of Recording

1986

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Elsie Visitor

Sound Editor

C. Visitor

Described By

C. Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Geography

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Girl, Tradition, Animals

Story about Chishchip

Part 1 - Chishchip arrives upon two women and they ask him if they can have a ride with him in his canoe. Before they get on his makes them prove that they really are women.

Part 2 - Chishchip finds a moose and takes the body parts and tells his sister that he will wear the body parts.

Part 3 - Chishchip asks his sister to look after his two wives while he is away dancing. He goes home and finds his wives in bed.

Part 4 - Chishchip and his wives go on the canoe (story incomplete).

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-006-002

File Size

3.24 mb

Duration

18 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History, Art and Music, Social studies

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Song

Topics

Past, Animals, Food, Man, Woman

The story about an old man

This is a story about old man; his name was Kaauchiyuwichiu. He made himself a canoe. He had a daughter and a son-in-law; they had two grandsons. He told his son-in-law; he would kill a caribou if he had something to use. When he went to get the caribou; he saw lots of berries. He picked them up. He saw the greater yellowlegs. They saw someone standing and ran after it.

Some of his words were hard to understand.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-006-005

File Size

2.12 mb

Duration

12 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

unknown

Described By

Francine Snowboy

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends, Teachings

The Canadian Goose

George speaks about the canadian goose and other large birds. He mentions what they eat and the migration period. Moreover, George shares advice his grandfather gave him on respecting large birds.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-015-005

File Size

4.06 mb

Duration

23 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Animals, Food, Man

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

A man kills a bear and gives it to the elder of the camp

Part 1 - Jacob tells the story about a man that killed a bear and gives it to the elder of the camp.

Part 2 - Jacob tells the story of when they all eat together after the bear meat was cooked. Then he continues on how they found other food by using the shaking tent.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-003-014

File Size

2.05 mb

Duration

11 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Citizenship, History, Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Animals, Food, Man

A man`s sister that was taken by prospectors

This story is about a man, his mother and sister, once the man and his sister go out fishing and prospectors arrive upon them. The sister is tricked into getting on with the prospectors and is taken away.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-003-004

File Size

1.36 mb

Duration

7.54 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Collin Scott/Daniel Natawapineskum

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends, Song

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Woman, Inter-racial

Kiwiikwachaau that lived with children

Part 1 - Kiwiikwachaau that lived with children and believed to be his siblings.

Part 2 - When the animals are travelling they are wondering when Kiwiikwachaau will be coming.

Part 3 - Minituu and Minituuskwaau and their children Minituushishich are living at a camp when the Niipinsuu arrives upon the children and takes the Minituu`s food.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-003-015

File Size

3.58 mb

Duration

32 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Food, Man, Woman, Family, Boy, Girl, Summer, Animals

Shaking Tent

A old man used to sing when he went in the shaking tent. He would sing about the flowers that are growing, when a man goes in the shaking tent while singing something happens.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-003-006

File Size

1.03 mb

Duration

5.59 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Collin Scott/Daniel Natawapineskum

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Art and Music, Social studies, History

Themes

Legends, Song

Topics

Man

Snowshoes Story

This song explains the value of snowshoes, he quotes "Everytime a man puts on his snowshoes, sometimes it brings him good luck but sometimes it didn`t."

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-003-003

File Size

0.32 mb

Duration

1 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Collin Scott/Daniel Natawapineskum

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Tradition, Winter, Man

Various songs about animals

Part 1 - A song about a person who sang about another person.

Part 2 - A song about a bear

Part 3 - A song about a young goose.

Part 4 - A song about a hunter and how he finds miichim.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-003-017

File Size

0.50 mb

Duration

2 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, History

Themes

Song, Teachings

Topics

Animals, Food

When a man lived with prospectors and how he was tortured

This legend is about a man that was taken by prospectors and lived with them. He was not allowed to be inside but kept outside during the winter.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-003-005

File Size

1.12 mb

Duration

7.54 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Collin Scott/Daniel Natawapineskum

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Girl, Winter, Animals, Food, Man

When the child was taken by the bear

A woman goes berry picking with her infant child. When the woman puts down her child to pick berries she sees a bear. The bear takes the child and runs away and the child is never seen again until he grows up and goes back to his mother.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-003-016

File Size

0.69 mb

Duration

3 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Woman, Boy, Summer

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

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