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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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Crees and Inuits

Abraham begins to tell the story of battles that were fought among the cree and Inuk people.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-008-005

File Size

0.62 mb

Duration

3 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Man, Inter-racial

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.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-008-006

File Size

1.95 mb

Duration

11.22 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

Art and Music, History

Themes

Discussion, Interview, Song

Topics

Tradition, Past

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

Battle with the Inuits

This is a story of long ago when the Crees and the Inuits were still fighting and killing each other.

.

Age 10+
Code

EcWh-901-001

File Size

7.93 mb

Duration

47 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Cree Program Collection

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Food, Man, Supernatural, Past, Winter

Death

Stories about how to take care of the deceased.

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-901-003

File Size

2.11 mb

Duration

12.18 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Art and Music, History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Supernatural, Family, Tradition, Past, Man

Magic powers

Story about magic and the attempt to stop the person involved.

Age 18+
Code

EcWh-901-006

File Size

1.99 mb

Duration

10.14 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Social studies, History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Man, Family

The Boogeyman(men)

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.

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-901-008

File Size

9.75 mb

Duration

47 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Winter, Animals, Food, Tradition, Past, Spring

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.)

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-901-010

File Size

9.61 mb

Duration

56 mins

Year Of Recording

1960

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals

Child Birth

Annie tells about child birth and how she was the midwife for her mother while she was in the bushes with her parents.

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-524-001

File Size

1.13 mb

Duration

6 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett`s Collection

Sound Editor

Anna Blacksmith

Described By

Anna Blacksmith

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Celebrations, Past, Woman, Family, Tradition

Meeting

meeting on Education- CLIP ,teenagers. Chisasibi

1. Bertie Wapachee

2. Moses Sandy

3. Roderick Pachano

4. Linda Visitor

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-023-001

File Size

8.50 mb

Duration

49 mins

Year Of Recording

199?

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Citizenship, History

Themes

Teachings, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Family, Girl, Woman, Medicines

Old Days

She tells about in the old days, when they had nothing and were running out of supplies and they were getting hungry.

Age 6+
Code

EcMi-517-002

File Size

0.49 mb

Duration

2.51 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Rhonda Iserhoff

Described By

Rhonda Iserhoff

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Family, Past, Winter, Places, Food

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.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-515-002

File Size

0.46 mb

Duration

2.43 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marguerite MacKenzie

Sound Editor

Edith Matoush

Described By

Edith Matoush

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Past, Supernatural, Inter-racial

A man that left his son on an Island

story is unfinished

Age 6+
Code

EcMi-502-003

File Size

2.25 mb

Duration

13 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett`s Collection

Sound Editor

Anna Blacksmith

Described By

Anna Blacksmith

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Family

Legend of a robin

Incomplete part of the legend of the robin.The begining and the end only. Brief story.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-502-001

File Size

0.15 mb

Duration

0.53 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett Collection

Sound Editor

Charlie Loon

Described By

Charlie Loon

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Animals, Woman

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.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-502-010

File Size

2.38 mb

Duration

13 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett Collection

Sound Editor

Titus Shecapio

Described By

Titus Shecapio

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Family, Past, Spring, Fall

Aapihtuwaapinwaashkim

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.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-003

File Size

4.80 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

Topics

Past, Man, Supernatural, Transportation, Inter-racial

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.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-002

File Size

5.67 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

Topics

Past, Man, Medicines

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.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-005

File Size

1.84 mb

Duration

2 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

Topics

Food, Man, Starvation, Supernatural, Animals

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.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-004

File Size

3.39 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

Topics

Past, Animals, Man, Supernatural

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.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-204-007

File Size

11.02 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, History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Boy, Animals, Food, Man, Supernatural, Transportation, Inter-racial

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