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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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Referendum

Abel bosum`s thoughts on the question relating to the Cree Referedum on Quebec Separation. And the wording of the referendum question that was asked to the Cree people.

Age 12+
Code

EcOj-601-001

File Size

0.43 mb

Duration

2.3 mins

Year Of Recording

1996

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Willie Trapper-JBCCS

Sound Editor

Charlie Loon

Described By

Charlie Loon

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Ouje-Bougamou

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Citizenship

Themes

Interview

Topics

Inter-racial

Ayashaau, Mishikaakihkiyaahkwaau and Piipiihchaau.

3 legends about Ayashaau, Mishikaakihkiyaahkwaau and Piipiihchaau. Traditonal songs that go with the legends.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-008-004

File Size

0.00 mb

Duration

27 mins

Year Of Recording

1984

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Violet Bates and Lynn Whidden

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends, Interview

Topics

Tradition, Past, Animals, Man

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

Iyaashaau`s Son

Abraham recounts the story of Iyaashaau and his son. Iyaashaau abandoned his son on an island far from home, but with the help of the seagull and fish, Iyaashaau`s son finds his way home. When the son returns home he seeks revenge on his father and sets his mother and siblings free by turning them into birds.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-008-007

File Size

3.55 mb

Duration

20.42 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, Citizenship, Science

Themes

Legends, Interview, Song, Teachings

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Animals, Places, Man, Woman, Transportation

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

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

Referendum

Willie Trapper Interviews Cree Politicians and asks them what they think about the up coming 1996 referendum:

George Wapachee(Nemaska)Matthew Mukash (Whapmagoostui)

Annie House (Chisasibi)

William Mianscum (Mistissini)

Roderick Pachanos(Chisasibi)

Abel Bosum (Ouje-Bougoumou)

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-505-001

File Size

3.27 mb

Duration

19 mins

Year Of Recording

1996

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Willie Trapper

Sound Editor

Titus Shecapio

Described By

Titus Shecapio

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Nemaska, Chisasibi, Mistissini, Ouje-Bougamou, Eastmain

Languages

Northern Dialect, Southern Dialect

Teachings

Citizenship

Themes

Interview

Topics

Inter-racial

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

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

Emma`s Story

Emma tells stories about her time out in the land with her family and her late husband.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-031-001

File Size

4.04 mb

Duration

23 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Rhonda Iserhoff

Described By

Rhonda Iserhoff

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Woman, Family, Tradition, Past, Places, Man

Bad Weather

Tells a story about when he was caught in bad stormy weather and found shelter under a tree and built a fire and fell asleep in it.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-035-011

File Size

0.77 mb

Duration

4 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

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Past, Seasons, Winter, Places, Man

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

Surviving on fish and small Game

George tells the story about the time when hunting was not good and how they only survived by fish and small game.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-035-012

File Size

1.28 mb

Duration

7 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

Themes

Memoirs, Interview

Topics

Family, Tradition, Animals, Food, Starvation

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 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

Hard times long ago

George talks about a time of starvation when he was a teenager. It was around Christmas time and they had no food. They reached another camp where the people were hungry also. The wolves were driving the caribou away. They finally were able to get caribou. They went to the other camp to give them food. Many people had starved to death that winter.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-050

File Size

9.41 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, Interview

Topics

Starvation, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food

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