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

Old Days

She tells about in the old days, when they had nothing and were running out of supplies and they were getting hungry.

Age 6+
Code

EcMi-517-002

File Size

0.49 mb

Duration

2.51 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

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Family, Past, Winter, Places, Food

Snowshoe and Canoe Makers

Charlie talks about elders he remembered from Fort Chimo. One made a pair of snowshoes in one day and the other made a canoe in one day also.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-006

File Size

3.11 mb

Duration

3.23 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

Memoirs

Topics

Places, Artifacts, Man, 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 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

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

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

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

Aadush story

Florrie Mark Stewart is telling a legend about how Aadush treated people after killing them.

Age 4+
Code

EcEm-020-005

File Size

2.44 mb

Duration

14.46 mins

Year Of Recording

1998

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

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Boy, Winter, Places, Man, Monsters, Transportation

Survival in the bush

The author tells about how they used to live in the bush and how they survived, when she was a little girl.

Age 10+
Code

EcEm-020-004

File Size

2.53 mb

Duration

14.54 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, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Food, Transportation, Family, Past, Fall, Winter, Animals, Places, Tradition

The giant and the shaking tent

Part 1 - Geordie tells the legend about the giant and the shaking tent. He continues on talking about the frog and small frog.

Part 2 - Geordie tells the legend of the giant when he cooks and eats the porcupine.

Part 3 - Geordie tells the legend of the male and female giant and how big they have to make their teepee. He sings a song like how one of the giants used to sing.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-006-029

File Size

3.72 mb

Duration

21.4 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

History, Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Places, Man, Woman, Monsters

The story about the Crees and the Inuits

The story he talks about is what he heard longtime ago.

The people of chisasibi were travelling to Whapmagoostui to get some oil from the seal. He also talked about the Inuits. There was a conflict between the Crees and Inuits. The inuits were destroying stuff.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-006-008

File Size

2.63 mb

Duration

15 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

CSB Collection

Sound Editor

unknown

Described By

Francine Snowboy

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Artifacts, Family, Tradition, Past, Animals, Places

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

Another year of life in the bush

George tells the story of a year living in the bush. His family left Fort George and paddled inland. They paddled up the river towards George River. He killed two black bears that fall. They fished at Kaawaawaayaapiskaau as the ice formed. Fish was scarce and they had a hard time catching fish. When they moved to another lake, they caught more fish. One night, a man from Waashaau arrives at their camp. They were able to give him some supplies. He mentions it was the year the Queen`s father`s father died (circa 1936).

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-059

File Size

11.01 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

Topics

Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food, Man, Woman, Starvation, Family, Boy, Transportation, Tradition, Inter-racial, Past, Seasons, Fall, Winter

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

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

Hardship in the Past

George tells a story of his life in the past. His family experienced hunger. They had cached food for the winter but crows and foxes ate everything from the cache. His family camped with people from Whapmagoostui at Apishikimiish (Lac Bienville). As they move further east towards Mistisiipii (George River), they meet up with Montagnais people from Waashaau (Sept Isles?). The Montagnais family was starving. George mentioned that it was hard to communicate with them. George helped the Montagnais by giving them some fish to use as bait for their fish hooks.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-201-055

File Size

21.89 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

Social studies, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Food, Clothing, Past, Seasons, Man, Summer, Woman, Spring, Starvation, Transportation, Fall, Inter-racial, Winter, Family, Boy, Animals, Girl, Places, Artifacts

Kuikuhaachaau and Chiihchiikwaayush

This is one story of Kuikuhaachaau. Wolves reach Kuikuhaachaau. The leader of the wolves is named Chiihchiikwaayush. They begin living together. Kuikuhaachaau seems to be very pitiful compared to the wolves. The wolves seem to use shaman power in their hunt but Kuikuhaachaau is very unsuccessful. The wolves give him some of their power but Kuikuhaachaau uses it indiscriminantly. Another time when Kuikuhaachaau collects rock tripe, an arrow passes by him. The other person tries to help using special power but Kuikuhaachaau fails to follow the orders and the help fails. Then, Kuikuhaachaau reaches the man Kaa Umaanikinishiu. Kuikaahaachaau asks him for his caribou corral. Kaa Umaanikinishiu instructs Kuikuhaachaau how to use it but he fails to follow the instructions and isn`t able to kill any caribou.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-054

File Size

17.54 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

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Seasons, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food, Clothing, Man, Woman, Starvation, Supernatural, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Past

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