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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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John Blackned

John Blackned was born at the end of the nineteenth century, probably in 1894. He was married to Harriet Blackned. They lived with their adult and unmarried sons, Mark and Eddie along with an adopted daughter Beulah Blackned. (His cousin`s Daughter). Their other eight children had each died before reaching adulthood.

A Boy On The Island

An old man left his son on an island, the boy wanted to kill his father. The boy was found by his grandfather.

Age 10+
Code

EcWk-705-031

File Size

14.89 mb

Duration

23 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2008

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Summer, Man

A Jealous Woman Kills another Woman

John Blackned talks about two women who were mad at each other, jealous over a man, one cut the other woman with an axe and killed her, she claimed it was an accident but it wasn`t.

[Note:;;;;;; Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, English removed]

Age 8+
Code

EcWk-705-025

File Size

1.35 mb

Duration

1.3 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stpehen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Past, Man, Woman

A Man Hit By A Gunshot

John Blackned tells the story of a man who got hit by a gunshot while hunting deer with another man.

[Note: Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 12+
Code

EcWk-705-026

File Size

1.87 mb

Duration

2.02 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Tradition, Animals

A Man Killed His Wife For Another Woman

John Blackned talks about a man who killed his wife while she was breastfeeding their baby. The man lied, he said they drowned, he killed her because he wanted to live with another woman.

[Note:;;;;;; Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 10+
Code

EcWk-705-028

File Size

7.30 mb

Duration

7.58 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2008

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Past, Man, Woman

A Man Who Had A Girlfriend In The Water

John Blackned talks about a man who left his wife for another woman who lived in water.

[Note: Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, English removed]

Age 12+
Code

EcWk-705-035

File Size

27.14 mb

Duration

29 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2008

Collected By

Dick Preston / Sidney Georgekish

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Woman, Girl, Past, Man

A Woman Who Killed A Bear

John Blackned tells us a story about a woman who killed a bear without telling her husband.

[Note: Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 6+
Code

EcWk-705-015

File Size

0.72 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Man, Woman, Animals

About Bears

John Blackned tells a story about a man who got beat up by a bear.

Age 6+
Code

EcWk-705-003

File Size

1.32 mb

Duration

1 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals

About Deers

John Blackned talks about deers, a story that he heard from long ago.

[Note:;;;;;; Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 6+
Code

EcWk-705-022

File Size

7.20 mb

Duration

9.59 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Tradition, Past, Animals, Food, Man

Birds that flew away with people

John Blackned talks about birds that flew away with people. There was a family, the parents were taken by the birds that flew away with them. The kid lived with the birds.

Age 8+
Code

EcWk-705-029

File Size

15.40 mb

Duration

20 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2008

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Animals, Man, Woman, Starvation

Blind Man Who Married His Daughter

John Blackned talks about an old blind man, he was still working and went hunting, his wife passed away then he married his daughter.

[Note:; Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 6+
Code

EcWk-705-019

File Size

4.65 mb

Duration

5 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Girl, Man

Children learning Lifeskills

John Blackned talks about teaching lifeskills to children in the old days.

[Note: interview by Dick Preston, translated by Anderson Jolly, English removed]

Age 6+
Code

EcWk-705-007

File Size

8.61 mb

Duration

9 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Boy, Girl, Tradition

Cost of the Fox Furs

John Blackned talks about the different costs of the furs.

[Note: Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 10+
Code

EcWk-705-010

File Size

8.00 mb

Duration

8 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Tradition, Animals

Cree and Inuit Relationships

John Blackned tells us how Inuit and Cree people used to treat each other.

[Note: interview by Dick Preston, translated by Anderson Jolly, English removed]

Age 10+
Code

EcWk-705-001

File Size

2.84 mb

Duration

3 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston/ Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston/ Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Interview, Teachings

Topics

Animals

Cree People Moving Between Posts

John Blackned talks about Cree people moving between posts and what they did for work.

[Note:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 8+
Code

EcWk-705-021

File Size

7.68 mb

Duration

8.24 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Family, Tradition, Animals, Places, Man, Woman

Hardship In The Bush

John Blackned talks about in the past when people were hungry and they shared the food they hunt with each other.

[Note: Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 8+
Code

EcWk-705-008

File Size

6.60 mb

Duration

7 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Starvation, Food

How The Conjuring Tent Is Used

John Blackned talks about many different things, about how the conjuring tent is used.

[Note: Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Sidney Georgekish, and English removed]

Age 12+
Code

EcWk-705-034

File Size

9.24 mb

Duration

19 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2008

Collected By

Dick Preston / Sidney Georgekish

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Animals

Indians and Huskies

John Blackned tells us the relationship between the Indians and the Huskies during the time when they lived on the same island.

[Note: Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 8+
Code

EcWk-705-017

File Size

3.50 mb

Duration

3 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Family

Inuit People

John Blackned talks about Inuit People, how they live. He talks about the food that they eat without cooking it.

[Note:;;;;;; Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 6+
Code

EcWk-705-023

File Size

7.85 mb

Duration

8.33 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Family, Animals, Food

Making Clothing

John Blackned talks about making clothing and what they used.

[Note: Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 8+
Code

EcWk-705-016

File Size

3.47 mb

Duration

3 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Animals

Making Medicine

John Blackned talks about traditional medicine and he tells us what they did to help sick people.

[Note: Interview by Dick Preston, Translated by Anderson Jolly, and English removed]

Age 6+
Code

EcWk-705-011

File Size

7.93 mb

Duration

8 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Medicines, Tradition

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