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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Song

He sings a song.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-035-004

File Size

0.19 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 with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Song

Song and story

This is a song and story

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-035-006

File Size

0.42 mb

Duration

2 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Suzanne House

Described By

Suzanne House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality

Themes

Song, Legends

Topics

Animals

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

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

Otter Song

This is a traditional song about the otter. George sings about his wishes for catching an otter while setting the trap.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-026

File Size

1.83 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

Song

Topics

Animals

Round Bullet Song

This song is about the round bullets used in the old fashion guns.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-027

File Size

1.58 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

Song

Topics

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

The Shaking Tent

Josie Sam Sr. interviews George about the shaking tent and how it was performed. Samson Neacappo also adds some comments. Both elders sing songs also that were sung during the shaking tent ceremony.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-045

File Size

12.42 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, History

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Interview, Song

Topics

Tradition, Past, Predictions, 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

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