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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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Johnny Bearskin

Johnny Bearskin was born on December 31, 1894 and died in Fort George on April 16, 1976. He was born inland and was raised as a hunter and trapper. His parents were John and Mary Bearskin. His mother was from Great Whale. He had two younger brothers, Robert and Thomas, an older sister Maggie and two younger sisters, Annie and Mary, but they had other siblings who died very young. Johnny was married to Sarah head, together they had nine children. They raised their children out on the land where they themselves were raised. There were times when they didn't even come to Fort George during the summer. He knew the land and traveled a lot. Although he had a good life there were times when it was very hard. He was one of the few men that helped build the houses at the Kanaaupiscow trading post. He was always out on the land until he could no longer hunt.

Chihchip

The legend of Chihchip. He acquires two wives as he heads to the main camp. At the camp, there`s a dance. He uses food to clothe himself. During the dance, the people tear the food off him. During the night, his wives are taken. He kills the men who took his wives. That morning, Chihchip was gone paddling. When he returned, people tell him his friends had been killed. He pretends to kill himself. He then reveals that he was the one that killed the men. The people try to get back at him.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-205-006

File Size

10.03 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Citizenship

Themes

Legends

Topics

Man, Woman, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons, Animals, Artifacts, Food, Clothing

Going to Fort Chimo

Josie Sam Sr interviews Johnny about the journey his family made to Fort Chimo and living around Labrador. He mentions the prices of furs they traded there.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-205-005

File Size

4.49 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Interview

Topics

Tradition, Past, Seasons, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food, Clothing, Man, Transportation, Family

Life Long Ago

Josie Sam Sr. interviews Johnny about life long ago. Johnny had seen the shaking tent being made but doesn`t remember the actual ceremony. He also remembers times when food was scarce. He also mentions the time his family went to other trading posts such as Fort MacKenzie.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-205-002

File Size

6.86 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Food, Starvation, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Past, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts

My father`s story

Johnny recounts a story his father experienced long ago. When his father was young, his family on the verge of starvation. A group of hunters after a successful hunt found their camp. The men gave them caribou meat. If the hunters had not passed by in the area, Johnny`s father`s family would have starved to death. The surprising thing is the hunters killed caribou when they had no ammunition.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-205-004

File Size

4.06 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Interview

Topics

Family, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Winter, Animals, Man, Starvation, Supernatural

Shiichikunaapaau

A legend of a successful hunter who never shared food with others, even those who were starving. A starving family, a man, wife, daughter and son reach the stingy man. The stingy sees the young woman and desires to live with her. The family builds their lodge beside the stingy man. The stingy man invites the family and gives them food to eat. The young woman is arranged to live with the man. The stingy man refers to his young brother-in-law as as Shiichikunaapaau. The family hunts caribou successfully after that by using caribou snares.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-205-001

File Size

9.98 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Tradition, Winter, Animals, Artifacts, Food, Man, Starvation

The starving man

A man and wife are hungry. Even when he performs the shaking tent, his helping spirit doesn`t come to help him. One day as he walks, he finds a path of people traveling. He follows the trail and finds the camp. He reaches the camp as a feast is being held. He announces that he had arrived and is very hungry. Everyone at the camp ignores him. He enters the lodge and a group of men are feasting but still ignore him. He sat down with the men and proceeded to eat. Apparently, these are helping spirits and is successful in his hunting there after.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-205-003

File Size

5.71 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality

Themes

Legends

Topics

Man, Woman, Starvation, Supernatural, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Animals, Artifacts, Food

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