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Battle with the Inuits
This is a story of long ago when the Crees and the Inuits were still fighting and killing each other.
Brothers playing with magic
Brothers playing with magic powers and how they use their skills against each other.
Stories about how to take care of the deceased.
Encounter with Spirits
Encounter with Spirits, the event that takes place and the teachings from it.
These stories explain the events of what happens after death.
Arrival of Christian Religion
Long time ago I heard my old grandfather telling this story. He said there was no religion in the old days; not until the whitemen came and that`s how the Natives were taught about religion.
Aapihtuwaapinwaashkim was paddling with his family out in the bay when a sudden wind storm came. Others believed he didn`t survive. He was able to steer his canoe from tipping over. An Inuit shaman was trying to kill him.
Elder helping caribou hunters
A group of people are starving long ago and they find tracks of caribou. The hunters are already very weak and cannot chase the caribou. An elder goes with the hunters towards the caribou. They see the caribou on the lake ice. The elder instructs the hunters to simply walk towards the caribou. The caribou don`t flee and are killed.
Elder with Shaman power
An elder long ago had shaman power and could easily catch beaver. After he chiselled a hole in ice near a beaver lodge, he laid out a blanket and the beaver came out of the water to sit on the blanket.
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.
My Grandfather`s Father
Charlie talks about his father`s father`s father; his great-grandfather. This story is at a time when the Cree people began having guns. This is a time when they had little food. Finding a herd of caribou, Charlie`s great-grandfather decides to use snares instead of using the gun and catches the entire herd of caribou.
The meaning of various kinds of dreams.
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.
Legend of Stone Canoe as he tries to kill his son in law. Stone Canoe tries several times to kill his son in law but only finds that his attempts have failed and get back at him.
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.
The giant porcupine
Florrie Mark Stewart is telling a story of how the giant porcupine kidnapped a woman who was alone in her teepee while the husband was out hunting.
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.
How it became foggy
George tells the legend of how it became foggy.
Advice of having Shaman power
George recalls a story of a father giving advice to his son of how to use his shaman power and how to use the power in a proper way.
Boy fights Cannibal
A boy is left with his grandparents as his parents go off canoeing to hunt. A cannibal reaches their camp and kills the grandparents. At that moment, the boy receives instruction from a spirit helper on how to kill the cannibal.