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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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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

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

Goose song

Abraham sings and explains about his goose song.There is also a story that is missing its beginning. He also sings one Cree hymn.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-008-001

File Size

1.25 mb

Duration

7.16 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

Themes

Discussion, Song

Topics

Animals

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

Traditional songs

Traditional songs about animals and hunting animals.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-008-003

File Size

0.00 mb

Duration

10 mins

Year Of Recording

1984

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Violet Bates, Lynn Whidden

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Themes

Discussion, Song

Topics

Animals, Tradition

Child`s First feast

Annie tells a story about a walking out ceremony, portaging for children and having a feast after.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-524-002

File Size

0.33 mb

Duration

1.52 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

Spirituality, Social studies

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Family

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

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

Walking Out Ceremony

Emily Hughboy is discussing with a secondary three student of Maquatua Eeyou School about the traditions of a walking out ceremony. Throughout the recording Patrica, a Music/M.R.E. teacher of Maquatua Eeyou School in the early 1990`s is asking questions and Linda is translating for Emily.

Age 12+
Code

EcWe-014-001

File Size

3.66 mb

Duration

21.19 mins

Year Of Recording

1990

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Linda Visitor

Sound Editor

Frances Visitor

Described By

Frances Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

Social studies, Spirituality

Themes

Discussion, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Boy, Girl, Tradition, Celebrations, Spring

Building a lodge

George is teaching how to build lodges and he describes also how food was stored in caches so that other animals would not be able to get to the food.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-035-010

File Size

2.81 mb

Duration

8 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Suzanne House

Described By

Suzanne House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Science

Themes

Interview, Teachings, Discussion

Topics

Tradition, Animals, Artifacts, Food

Caribou snares and hunting long ago

Discussion about caribou hunting, caribou snares, spears, bows & arrows and other hunting techniques long ago.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-015

File Size

5.36 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

Discussion, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Past, Animals, Artifacts, Man, Food

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

Discussion about the past

Josie Sam Sr. interviews George about how life was in the past. George explains about the time when the caribou became scarce. He also talks about the places he traveled to.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-051

File Size

3.74 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

History

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Seasons, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food, Transportation, Tradition, Past

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

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

Meaning of Cree Months

George discusses the meanings of Cree months and explains why the months have their names.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-011

File Size

5.98 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

History

Themes

Discussion, Interview

Topics

Seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Meaning of Shiikuish

Josie Sam Sr. interviews George Head asking what Shiikuish means. George explains the meaning of the name to be an elder complaining how little she received at a child`s feast.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-039

File Size

0.75 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

Discussion, Interview

Topics

Tradition, Food, Woman

Orphan boy saves people from starving

Story of an orphan boy who was able to lead a band of people to kill caribou and save them from starving.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-017

File Size

6.05 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

Discussion

Topics

Starvation, Boy, Winter, Animals, Food, Man

Pikuch Iiyiyiu

The legend of Pikuch Iiyiyiu who lived with Pikuchiskwaau. Pikuch Iiyiyiu and his brother go hunting. But the brother never sees the game that Pikuch Iiyiyiu sees, such as the loon and caribou. Only after Pikuch Iiyiyiu kills the game, that`s when the brother sees the game. One time when the brothers go hunting, they kill many caribou and stay the night away from camp. That`s when Pikuch Iiyiyiu fears an attack from strangers. Pikuch Iiyiyiu also performs the shaking tent. George also explains the legend in detail at the end.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-040

File Size

11.18 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

Social studies

Themes

Legends, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Food, Man, Woman, Predictions, Supernatural, Family, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Animals, Artifacts

Shaking Tent

Josie Sam Sr. asks George about the shaking tent. He mentions the names of the spirits that were heard during the ceremony. The spirits mentioned what will happen in the future. The shaking tent was used for the hunt.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-062

File Size

9.70 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, History

Themes

Interview, Discussion

Topics

Tradition, Past, Seasons, Animals, Artifacts, Food, Predictions, Supernatural

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