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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.
Father falls in the river, preserves fish for winter use and travels by foot to get supplies.
After losing a close colleague, Daisy talks about her dream.
David sings a song about his snowshoes. He sings more songs about animals like large birds, owl, fox, porcupine and moose.
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.
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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.
Chikaapaash and the sun
A Legend about a boy who snared the sun.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.