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Crees and Inuits
Abraham begins to tell the story of battles that were fought among the cree and Inuk people.
Traditional Cree Songs
Abraham shares some traditional songs about animals, specifically the goose and fox. He also mentions the introduction of the fiddle and how it was adopted.
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.
Battle with the Inuits
This is a story of long ago when the Crees and the Inuits were still fighting and killing each other.
Stories about how to take care of the deceased.
Story about magic and the attempt to stop the person involved.
Cree stories about the boogeymen (prospectors) along the shores of James Bay. Tales on how they got along with each other and with the local guides.
The legend of the wolverine
Once upon a time animals were still talking. The wolverine met all kinds of other animals and talked to them as if they were his brothers and sisters.
(Cree terminology is very hard to understand.)
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Annie tells about child birth and how she was the midwife for her mother while she was in the bushes with her parents.
meeting on Education- CLIP ,teenagers. Chisasibi
1. Bertie Wapachee
2. Moses Sandy
3. Roderick Pachano
4. Linda Visitor
She tells about in the old days, when they had nothing and were running out of supplies and they were getting hungry.
Arrival of Christian Religion
Long time ago I heard my old grandfather telling this story. He said there was no religion in the old days; not until the whitemen came and that`s how the Natives were taught about religion.
A man that left his son on an Island
story is unfinished
Legend of a robin
Incomplete part of the legend of the robin.The begining and the end only. Brief story.
Legend of the Robin
This story is about a man who tries to get rid of his son by dropping him off on an island and leaving him there, but the boy finds his way home and ends up burning his father in their tent.
Aapihtuwaapinwaashkim was paddling with his family out in the bay when a sudden wind storm came. Others believed he didn`t survive. He was able to steer his canoe from tipping over. An Inuit shaman was trying to kill him.
Curing the Sick Man
A story of a man who was very sick and hope is fading for him to get better. An elder cures him by giving him with hot water to drink.
Elder helping caribou hunters
A group of people are starving long ago and they find tracks of caribou. The hunters are already very weak and cannot chase the caribou. An elder goes with the hunters towards the caribou. They see the caribou on the lake ice. The elder instructs the hunters to simply walk towards the caribou. The caribou don`t flee and are killed.
Elder with Shaman power
An elder long ago had shaman power and could easily catch beaver. After he chiselled a hole in ice near a beaver lodge, he laid out a blanket and the beaver came out of the water to sit on the blanket.
Inuit and the Polar Bear
A story of an Inuk going to set a net at a lake in his kayak. A young friend watches from the shore. He paddles to a small island to look for eggs and is chased by a polar bear. He gets attacked by the polar bear and the young man watches. His brother takes revenge on the polar bear. After killing the polar bear, he sees that it was a very strong animal, full of sinew and muscle.