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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Abraham Pisinquon

Born: November 17, 1913 - Past beyond: April 2, 1998

Abraham was one of the eight children of John Pisinaquon and Hannah Pachano-Pisinaquon. He was brought up on the land. He only experienced his own native culture and language.

Abraham was one of the great hunters in God's garden. He was a great story teller.

He married Mina Snowboy on August 16, 1938. Together they had a son and five daughters.

Abraham became a catechist in their parish of St. Philip's Anglican church of Fort George (Chisasibi) back in the 1950's. He started writing his diaries in the early 1960's until his life ended.

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

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