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Level

Community

Language

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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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Cree Hymns

Abraham sings and discusses cree hymn which he learned from Reverend Walton many years ago.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-008-008

File Size

0.81 mb

Duration

4.43 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

Spirituality, Art and Music

Themes

Song, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Tradition, Man

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

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

Encounter with Spirits

Encounter with Spirits, the event that takes place and the teachings from it.

Age 18+
Code

EcWh-901-004

File Size

1.81 mb

Duration

10.32 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

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Monsters, Supernatural, Family, Tradition

Ghost Story

These stories explain the events of what happens after death.

Age 18+
Code

EcWh-901-005

File Size

2.94 mb

Duration

17.05 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

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Past, Supernatural, Family

Various songs

David sings a song about his snowshoes. He sings more songs about animals like large birds, owl, fox, porcupine and moose.

Age 12+
Code

EcWe-032-004

File Size

1.33 mb

Duration

7.44 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music

Themes

Song

Topics

Animals

Cree names that elders sing

Cree songs, cree names. The elders sing songs because they love to sing and it also helps them remember the people.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-006-022

File Size

1.01 mb

Duration

5.54 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Family, Seasons

Goose and Bear Songs

These are songs about the goose and the bear and the meaning behind the songs. What the songs mean to the Crees.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-006-019

File Size

0.81 mb

Duration

4 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Family, Seasons

Porcupine story

Story about the porcupine and how to cook it. How to take care of the food and this story is followed by a song.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-006-010

File Size

0.53 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

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, History

Themes

Song, Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Animals

Preserving Cree Songs

The importance of the cree songs and why people should preserve the songs that are sung during the hunt. Songs about animals. Cree songs helps people in their daily life.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-006-021

File Size

0.40 mb

Duration

2.19 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Family, Seasons

Stories and Songs

Stories of animal and followed by songs: The porcupine and the geese`. These are stories about how to look for the porcupine and the what happens in the spring when the goose come up north during the migration.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-006-009

File Size

1.57 mb

Duration

9 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

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, History

Themes

Song, Teachings

Topics

Past, Seasons, Family, Tradition

Story about Chishchip

Part 1 - Chishchip arrives upon two women and they ask him if they can have a ride with him in his canoe. Before they get on his makes them prove that they really are women.

Part 2 - Chishchip finds a moose and takes the body parts and tells his sister that he will wear the body parts.

Part 3 - Chishchip asks his sister to look after his two wives while he is away dancing. He goes home and finds his wives in bed.

Part 4 - Chishchip and his wives go on the canoe (story incomplete).

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-006-002

File Size

3.24 mb

Duration

18 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History, Art and Music, Social studies

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Song

Topics

Past, Animals, Food, Man, Woman

Song

He talks a little about what he thought about taking supplies by canoe and then he sings.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-035-005

File Size

0.22 mb

Duration

1 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

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music

Themes

Song

Topics

Family, Man

Beaver Song

This is a song from George Head about the beaver

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-023

File Size

1.48 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

Art and Music

Themes

Song

Topics

Tradition

Explanation about legends and life long ago

This is an interview. George explains about the shaking tent and the legend of Chiiwish Awaashish. He also explains how people acquired shaman power and the power of dreams. He also explains the various ways the shaking tent was constructed. The interviewer might be Josie Sam Sr. Samson Neacappo also is in attendance and puts in his comments.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-033

File Size

14.84 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, Art and Music, Social studies, History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Tradition, Past, Artifacts, Man, Woman, Predictions, Monsters, Supernatural

Hunting songs

Two traditional songs about hunting. First song is about round bullet used in the old style of guns. Second song is about when George is about kill the game he is hunting.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-024

File Size

2.46 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

Art and Music

Themes

Song

Topics

Animals, Food

Interview about Legends and other explanations

Robert Kanatewat interviews both George Head and Samson Neacappo about legends and other aspects of life long ago and how the legends were told. Explanation about how traditional names came from and several names are explained, such as Neacappo, Head, Pachano and Pepabano. Names derived from dreams and nature. Origins of legends and time when legends were told. Difference between legends and stories. Information received from dreams and how songs were composed. The elders also predict how the legends will fade in the future.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-038

File Size

42.93 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

Art and Music, Social studies, Citizenship, History, Spirituality

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Food, Man, Woman, Predictions, Starvation, Family, Supernatural, Boy, Inter-racial, Girl, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Animals, Artifacts

Shaking tent song

George sings a song which was sung during the shaking tent ceremony. Josie Sam Sr. asks about the meaning of the song.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-052

File Size

0.82 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

Spirituality, Art and Music

Themes

Interview, Song

Topics

Artifacts, Supernatural

Traditional Songs

Several traditional songs that George sings. First one is his brother`s courtship song. The next two songs are one from man named Taapaayihtihk. The others are from George`s father and the man named Kaamichaapaaut᙮

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-032

File Size

7.18 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

Art and Music, History

Themes

Memoirs, Song

Topics

Family, Tradition, Past, Animals, Artifacts, Man

Canoe, shaman song

He explains and sings about making a canoe, referring it to a young loon and sings about the gathering of the wood that is used to make a canoe. He sings about a young shaman.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-010-001

File Size

0.99 mb

Duration

6.18 mins

Year Of Recording

1982

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Lynn Whidden, Violet Bates

Sound Editor

Daisy Herodier

Described By

Daisy Herodier

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, Social studies

Themes

Interview, Song

Topics

Animals, Man

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