Dialect

Level

Community

Language

Teaching

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

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

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 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

Legend about Kutinaah

This is a legend about Kutinaah. Kutinaah was taken by prospectors. The girls were told to pick up wood. Kutinaah was told that it is the last you`ll see the daylight and he cried. He was told that his mat will be made, with the wood that girls brought.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-019-003

File Size

1.88 mb

Duration

12 mins

Year Of Recording

1986

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Unknown

Described By

Francine Snowboy

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends, Jokes

Topics

Girl

The girl who looked for Miischisuu.

A girl looks for Miischiisuu and she takes off into the bush and finds him and she talks to him.

Age 12+
Code

EcWa-802-001

File Size

1.03 mb

Duration

5 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

Waswanapi

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Girl

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

Survival in the Bush

The storyteller describes of how they used to travel out to the bush and what she was taught. She remembers many things that she saw her parents do to survive.

Age 8+
Code

EcWk-701-002

File Size

1.65 mb

Duration

7.43 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

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Past, Girl

Chikaapaash and the sun

A Legend about a boy who snared the sun.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-022-001

File Size

1.21 mb

Duration

7 mins

Year Of Recording

1986

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Elsie Visitor

Sound Editor

C. Visitor

Described By

C. Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Geography

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Girl, Tradition, Animals

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

When I was a child my father died.

A story of when her elderly father died when she was a young child. Her older brothers buried their father. The whole family including her older sisters with their husbands mourn their loss.

She also mentions how her mother had killed a large beaver after she had mourned the death of her husband(Eva`s father).

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-527-001

File Size

1.23 mb

Duration

7 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

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Girl, Past

Chahkapesh

Chahkapesh gets swallowed by a giant fish, asks how the spider makes its web and steals a beaver and takes it home. Chahkapesh climbed a tree, and snared the sun.

Age 8+
Code

EcEm-020-003

File Size

5.34 mb

Duration

31 mins

Year Of Recording

2002

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marie-Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Florrie Mayappo

Described By

Florrie Mayappo

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Girl, Tradition, Animals, Monsters, Supernatural

Chakapash

He tells a legend about a young boy named Chakapash. Chakapash was playing with his bow and arrow, while he was playing he saw something on the water. He told his sister what he saw and she told him not to go there. She explained to him what is going to happen. He asked her to make a nightline.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-006-004

File Size

0.46 mb

Duration

2 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Described By

Francine Snowboy

Dialect

Northern

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Monsters

Chakapash and her sister

The adventure of Chakapash. Chakapash is curious about where he came from and asks her sister about it. When he discovers what happened to his parent and decides to find the person involved.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-006-013

File Size

0.97 mb

Duration

5.37 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

Themes

Legends

Topics

Monsters, Family, Boy, Girl, Man, Woman

Chiikaapaash and the Sun.

This is the legend of Chiikaapaash. This is the tale about Chiikaapaash and how he set a trap on a trail and only to find out that it was the sun`s trail. The adventure continues when he has to figure out how to free the sun from the snare.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-006-018

File Size

0.92 mb

Duration

5.22 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

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends, Teachings

Topics

Girl, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Supernatural, Family, Boy

Chiikaapaash and the two girls

Chaakaapaash and the two girls he met. Chaakaapaash asks to take the girls away from their grandmother. Chaakaapaash takes them away from the grandmother and the events that take place.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-006-017

File Size

1.16 mb

Duration

6.46 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

History

Themes

Legends, Teachings

Topics

Seasons, Woman, Family, Boy, Girl, Tradition, Past

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

The legend of Chakapash

Story about when Chakapash heard someone in the forest and decided to ask his sister. He decided to investigate even without the approval of his sister.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-006-011

File Size

1.73 mb

Duration

10 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

Spirituality

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Past

Story of the Inuit

This story about the Inuit.They went to their hunting ground. They were staying on the island and the water was getting further away.He went with his daughter to look after their dogs. They saw a polar bear on the ice. he cut off one of his dogs to run after the polar bear. He killed the polar bear; skins it and cuts off the meat. He felt the ice moving and it breaks; he took some of the meat and couldn`t leave the fur. They all the meat he took. They left and it was beginning to get sunny; they saw nothing and didn`t know where to go. They went away and they saw a seal and killed it.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-035-008

File Size

2.11 mb

Duration

12 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, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Girl, Spring, Winter, Animals, Food, Man, Inter-racial

The giant woman

This is a story about a giant woman who lived with her two daughters.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-035-001

File Size

4.36 mb

Duration

25.23 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Suzanne C.House

Described By

Suzanne C.House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Girl, Woman, Monsters

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