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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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Johnny Shecapio

Johnny was born March 9, 1943 in the bush near Mistassini, Quebec. He lived with his parents, until at 2 years of age, he lived with his aunt and uncle, who have taught him the cree language and culture. He never attended school. On August 31, 1966 he married Emma (Brien) Shecapio and they had ten children together. He had the opportunity to live in the bush with his family and also had different occupations when he wasn`t in the bush. In 1984 he was hired by the Cree School Board to teach the Cree Culture and Language, where he is still presently teaching at Mistassini.

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