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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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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

Older Words

Talking about Cree Words: Salt Water, Cool Water, Kawastickgomatch, Description of a Name, Direction of Sun, Little Island, Reflection on Water, Little Beaver, Moosonee Old Man, By the Lake, Two Rivers coming together, Inland, Big Lake, Water running through a rock, Beaver with Big Tail, Description a water flow, Big Rock, Eastmain Man, Dark Skin Little Girl, Pot Holders, Old Beaver Dam, Snow Shovel, Beaver Dam (at the edge of lake), Steep Bank, White Grass, Water Bugs, Tall Man, Eating Sturgeon at this place, Eating moose at the place, Steep rock, Little Island, Big Lake, Passing through the Lake, Two Lakes dividing into two, Sturgeon Lake, Charlotte Lake, Two Lake side by side, Camp with lots of rabbits, Bad river/lake, Two small lakes together, Red mud lake, Beaver Dam, Beaver won`t came out, Wolverine Lake, Burnt Lake, Rocks look like waves, Small Lake, Eastmain Old woman, Small Pike, Eastmain Old Man`s Nickname, Eastmain Lake, Very Hard Beaver Meat, Lots of Beaver, Eastmain Old Man`s Lake, The river goes into it, Two Big Lakes, First lake, Rocky Shore Lake, Willows, Two little Lakes together, Sidney`s father`s Nickname, Lake between two mountains, Winding Lake, Burnt Lake, Almost at the Shore, Lake Near by the Bay, Narrow in the Middle Lake, Very Narrow by the Lake, Narrow Lake, Old Word, White Beaver, White Moss, Bug, Weeds, Round Lake, Lots Of Fish, Sounds of Paddling, Small Branch, Suckers Lake, Long and Narrow Lake, Big White Fish, Steep Bank lake, Lots of water, White weeds growing in the water, Dirty water, Porcupine Lake, White Seal/Fish, Wolverine killed the beaver, Otter, Sturgeon Nets, wood (in water), White caribou, River & Lake.

Age 4+
Code

EcEm-027-001

File Size

10.40 mb

Duration

60 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

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History, Geography, Science

Themes

Discussion, Interview, Jokes

Topics

Tradition, Past, Seasons, Animals, Plants, Places, Food

Coastal Carrier

The Late Edward Matches was a Coastal Carrier by Dog team during the Fur Trade, along the East coast of James Bay. He lived at Old Factory 30 km south of Wemindji (Paint Hills). There were times he would travel to Moosonee to get mail for Waskaganish, Eastmain, Old Factory and Fort George.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-019-001

File Size

0.99 mb

Duration

5 mins

Year Of Recording

1986

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Elsie Visitor

Sound Editor

Abraham Matches

Described By

Abraham Matches

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Interview

Topics

Family, Past, Places, Man, Transportation

Fur Trade Carrier

The Late Edward Matches managed to get some supplies into the community of Old Factory the night before Christmas.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-019-002

File Size

3.14 mb

Duration

18 mins

Year Of Recording

1986

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Elsie Visitor

Sound Editor

Abraham Matches

Described By

Abraham Matches

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Man, Transportation, Tradition, Celebrations, Past

Chikaapaash and the sun

A Legend about a boy who snared the sun.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-022-001

File Size

1.21 mb

Duration

7 mins

Year Of Recording

1986

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Elsie Visitor

Sound Editor

C. Visitor

Described By

C. Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Geography

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Girl, Tradition, Animals

Climate change

Observations on climate change. Changes to the weather patterns in the Spring. How migratory birds and animals are affected by changes in the Spring.

Age 12+
Code

EcEm-020-001

File Size

1.51 mb

Duration

4.03 mins

Year Of Recording

1998

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Caroline Metabie-Mist radio

Sound Editor

Charlie Loon

Described By

Charlie Loon

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Seasons, Spring, Animals, Woman

Survival in the bush

The author tells about how they used to live in the bush and how they survived, when she was a little girl.

Age 10+
Code

EcEm-020-004

File Size

2.53 mb

Duration

14.54 mins

Year Of Recording

2002

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marie-Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Florrie Mayappo

Described By

Florrie Mayappo

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Food, Transportation, Family, Past, Fall, Winter, Animals, Places, Tradition

Dividing food among people

This a collection of stories about the past, concerning the food and traditions. A father and son relationship with nature, family values. Song about the children. Animals.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-006-016

File Size

2.84 mb

Duration

16.35 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, History, Geography

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Song, Teachings

Topics

Boy, Girl, Tradition, Animals, Food, Clothing, Man, Woman, Transportation, Family

When Food Was Scarce

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-006-007

File Size

0.00 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Margaret Nine O'clock

Described By

Unknown

Dialect

Northern

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Geography

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Past, Food, Man

How it became foggy

George tells the legend of how it became foggy.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-035-003

File Size

1.42 mb

Duration

6 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Suzanne C. House

Described By

Suzanne C. House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Geography

Themes

Legends, Teachings

Topics

Supernatural

Story of the Inuit

This story about the Inuit.They went to their hunting ground. They were staying on the island and the water was getting further away.He went with his daughter to look after their dogs. They saw a polar bear on the ice. he cut off one of his dogs to run after the polar bear. He killed the polar bear; skins it and cuts off the meat. He felt the ice moving and it breaks; he took some of the meat and couldn`t leave the fur. They all the meat he took. They left and it was beginning to get sunny; they saw nothing and didn`t know where to go. They went away and they saw a seal and killed it.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-035-008

File Size

2.11 mb

Duration

12 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Suzanne House

Described By

Suzanne House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Girl, Spring, Winter, Animals, Food, Man, Inter-racial

Discussion about Maashu legend

Some discussion about the Maashu legend, including the place where his raft beached and where Maashu performed the shaking tent.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-008

File Size

3.04 mb

Duration

10.38 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2005

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

Legends, Discussion

Topics

Animals, Places, Man, Supernatural

Hardship in the Past

George tells a story of his life in the past. His family experienced hunger. They had cached food for the winter but crows and foxes ate everything from the cache. His family camped with people from Whapmagoostui at Apishikimiish (Lac Bienville). As they move further east towards Mistisiipii (George River), they meet up with Montagnais people from Waashaau (Sept Isles?). The Montagnais family was starving. George mentioned that it was hard to communicate with them. George helped the Montagnais by giving them some fish to use as bait for their fish hooks.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-201-055

File Size

21.89 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

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, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Food, Clothing, Past, Seasons, Man, Summer, Woman, Spring, Starvation, Transportation, Fall, Inter-racial, Winter, Family, Boy, Animals, Girl, Places, Artifacts

The Canadian Goose

George speaks about the canadian goose and other large birds. He mentions what they eat and the migration period. Moreover, George shares advice his grandfather gave him on respecting large birds.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-015-005

File Size

4.06 mb

Duration

23 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Animals, Food, Man

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

How news travelled in the old days.

How news travelled in the old days. How people got their news and information.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-002-009

File Size

0.30 mb

Duration

1 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Citizenship, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Girl, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall, Places, Man, Transportation, Family, Boy

Stories about trappers

Stories about trappers and the time they had to stay out hunting without food or drink.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-002-005

File Size

3.09 mb

Duration

18.06 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Citizenship, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Family, Past, Food, Man, Woman

The goose season

Spring hunting story. The first flight of the geese and what it meant to the people. The message and a song.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-002-013

File Size

0.44 mb

Duration

2 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, Social studies, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Song, Teachings

Topics

Boy, Girl, Tradition, Celebrations, Seasons, Animals, Food, Man, Woman, Predictions, Family

The stories of the medow

The stories told by people of the medow and his skills. The story about his vision and the coming of the first ship. The tales of how he saw the future using his power.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-002-012

File Size

1.33 mb

Duration

7 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Social studies, History, Geography

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Past, Places, Man, Predictions, Inter-racial, Tradition

Elder`s prediction

He tells a story of how an elder predicted that a person would experience something bad during the summer because of the weather.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-001-031

File Size

4.53 mb

Duration

4 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

CSB collection

Sound Editor

Suzanne House-Grant

Described By

Suzanne House-Grant

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Social studies, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Spring, Summer, Animals, Man, Predictions, Monsters, Supernatural

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