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Level

Community

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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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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

A boy who was infested with lice

A story about a boy who got infested with lice and was left behind.

Age 6+
Code

EcEm-026-002

File Size

4.68 mb

Duration

27 mins

Year Of Recording

1998

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Roger MacDonnel Collection

Sound Editor

Florrie Mayappo

Described By

Florrie Mayappo

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Past

Chahkaapesh and the Night.

One of many legends of Chahkaapesh.

How the day became night.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-502-002

File Size

2.78 mb

Duration

16 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett Collection

Sound Editor

Charlie Loon

Described By

Charlie Loon

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Tradition, Animals, Food, Woman, Monsters

Inuit and the Polar Bear

A story of an Inuk going to set a net at a lake in his kayak. A young friend watches from the shore. He paddles to a small island to look for eggs and is chased by a polar bear. He gets attacked by the polar bear and the young man watches. His brother takes revenge on the polar bear. After killing the polar bear, he sees that it was a very strong animal, full of sinew and muscle.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-204-007

File Size

11.02 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, History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Boy, Animals, Food, Man, Supernatural, Transportation, Inter-racial

The boy who was raised by a bear

A story about a boy who was raised by a bear for a period of time. The parents of the boy search for the boy for along time and during this time the bear is teaching the boy different things like how to pick boughs properly so that humans won`t notice the broken branches. Eventually, the boy is found and from then on he has a connection to bears or a greater understanding that other people don`t have.

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-526-001

File Size

4.08 mb

Duration

23 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Marguerite MacKenzie

Sound Editor

Kenneth MacLeod

Described By

Kenneth MacLeod

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Animals, Man, Woman

TO BE DESCRIBED

Age 6+
Code

EcEm-024-003

File Size

0.51 mb

Duration

2 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Rhonda Iserhoff

Described By

Rhonda Iserhoff

Dialect

Southern

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Past

Story of boy who was abandoned on an Island.

Story of a boy who was abandoned on a Island by his father and finds his way back home.

Age 8+
Code

EcEm-024-006

File Size

2.22 mb

Duration

12 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

Poor

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Food, Man, Woman, Family, Boy, Seasons, Summer, Places

Story of Kaachiitusk

Story is about a boy who wanted to know what happened to his parents and asked his older brother about it and his brother tells him, so he tries to look for Kaachiitusk.

Age 8+
Code

EcEm-024-005

File Size

0.36 mb

Duration

2 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

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Past

Story of the Boy who went to visit.

His Brother tells him not to go and see these people, but the next morning, he got up and went to go visit these people.

Age 6+
Code

EcEm-024-002

File Size

1.00 mb

Duration

5.48 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

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Winter, Places, Man

Back in the year 1982

Talks about how he sees some children and knows how they are not being well fed because of the ways that we are living now and the changes that have come from the government.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-032-002

File Size

1.74 mb

Duration

10.06 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Suzanne C. House

Described By

Suzanne C. House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Food, Man, Woman, Starvation, Inter-racial

The Dream of David`s father

This is a story about when David`s parents lived throught the hardships of not having any food and living throught starvation and having to see a boy die because of the ways of the White man that came from the Hudson`s Bay company.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-032-001

File Size

1.70 mb

Duration

9.54 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Suzanne C. House

Described By

Suzanne C. House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Boy, Food, Man, Starvation

Aayaashaau legend

Aayaashaau legend of how he was left on an island and tries to get back home. The boy Aayaashaau overcomes many obstacles to return home. Aayaashaau also purifies the land of people who do wrong.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-202-001

File Size

12.72 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

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Animals, Man, Woman, Predictions, Supernatural

Chakapash and the beaver lodge

Story incomplete. End of another story.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-012-001

File Size

0.33 mb

Duration

1 mins

Year Of Recording

1975

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Barbara Georgekish

Described By

Barbara Georgekish

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Animals

The child infested with lice

This story is about a boy who is infested with lots of lice. His parents left him alone at their camping site and Aatuush came to take of him.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-012-003

File Size

3.81 mb

Duration

22 mins

Year Of Recording

1975

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Barbara Georgekish

Described By

Barbara Georgekish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Man, Monsters

The child that was infested with lice

Part 1 - A mother discovers that her child is infested with lice. The mother believes it impossible it is to take the lice out.

Part 2 - Atuush and the child travel to where the mother and father went and arrives upon the mother setting camp.

Part 3 - The mother asks the atuush to do something and atuush had warned the family that he would leave them if he was asked to do something.

Part 4 - A variety of animals plan to find a summer bird in order for the child to be happy because atuush had left him earlier.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-012-006

File Size

3.94 mb

Duration

22.56 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Monsters, Transportation, Family, Boy, Summer, Animals, Man, Woman

The old woman who lived with a polar bear

Edith is a person who likes to share legends with the young children. And in this legend, she explains how the old lady came to live with a polar bear.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-012-002

File Size

0.73 mb

Duration

4 mins

Year Of Recording

1975

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Barbara Georgekish

Described By

Barbara Georgekish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Girl, Animals, Woman, Family

Chiisuubechish has a son.

A young woman learns the father of her son is Chiisuubechiish

Age 10+
Code

EcWa-802-002

File Size

2.30 mb

Duration

13 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Rhonda Iserhoff

Described By

Rhonda Iserhoff

Dialect

Southern

Communities

Waswanapi

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy

The Child who was left behind.

The little boy`s parents abandon him and meets Etuush and they go on a journey.

Age 10+
Code

EcWa-802-003

File Size

2.16 mb

Duration

12 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Rhonda Iserhoff

Described By

Rhonda Iserhoff

Dialect

Southern

Communities

Waswanapi

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Animals, Family

Setting Rabbit Snares

A girl sets rabbit snares with her younger brother and they snared a rabbit that was not killed by the snare. She tells about how the rabbit ran around inside the teepee.

Age 8+
Code

EcWk-701-001

File Size

1.26 mb

Duration

9.53 mins

Year Of Recording

2003

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marie -Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Ruth Salt

Described By

Ruth Salt

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Boy, Girl, Animals

Little boy who had lice and nits

This story is about a boy, who had a lot of lice and nits. The parents packed all their belongings and left their son behind. His grandfather found him and killed all the lice and nits. The little boy found his parents again, but he was never happy in the bush.

Age 6+
Code

EcMi-523-001

File Size

1.24 mb

Duration

7.15 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Linda Petawabano

Described By

Linda Petawabano

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History, Science

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Past, Summer, Animals, Places, Man

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