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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Child Birth

Annie tells about child birth and how she was the midwife for her mother while she was in the bushes with her parents.

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-524-001

File Size

1.13 mb

Duration

6 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett`s Collection

Sound Editor

Anna Blacksmith

Described By

Anna Blacksmith

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Celebrations, Past, Woman, Family, Tradition

Child`s First feast

Annie tells a story about a walking out ceremony, portaging for children and having a feast after.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-524-002

File Size

0.33 mb

Duration

1.52 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett`s Collection

Sound Editor

Anna Blacksmith

Described By

Anna Blacksmith

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Social studies

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Family

Marriage

She talks about the differences of marriages now and then.

Age 12+
Code

EcWe-004-001

File Size

0.98 mb

Duration

1.03 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Jacqueline Blackned

Sound Editor

Frances Visitor

Described By

Frances Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Social studies, Citizenship, History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Man, Woman

Fur Trade Carrier

The Late Edward Matches managed to get some supplies into the community of Old Factory the night before Christmas.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-019-002

File Size

3.14 mb

Duration

18 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, Teachings

Topics

Man, Transportation, Tradition, Celebrations, Past

Nikiishaan

This story is about a young man who was bullied by his fellow men on the work site. These men went to the governor and told him lies of what Nikiishaan was saying. They said that Nikiishaan said that he could find the governor`s daughters, whom he had lost a long time ago. Then one day the governor asked Nikiishaan to come to his place. He said, "is it true what you said? that you can find my daughters?" Nikiishaan said "no".

"Well I think that`s what you said, so you will go and find my daughters. If you find them, I will give you everything that you need and I will also give you permission to marry one of them." So then Nikiishaan left the village.

Age 10+
Code

EcMi-523-003

File Size

3.91 mb

Duration

22.57 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

Science, Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Celebrations, Past, Man, Woman

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

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

Preparation for winter

George talks about the preparation for the winter. They caught fish first before trapping to make sure they had food. The men set the nets under the ice and the women checked them. The men trapped far from camp. The men also hunted big game. If they camped at a good fishing lake, they did well. If there were no caribou, they lived on fish. In the spring, geese and ducks were hunted. In the summer, they paddled to Fort George. If they had killed big game, a feast was held. Josie Sam Sr. asks a few questions about the singing at feasts and types of lodges made in the past.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-061

File Size

12.81 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

Food, Man, Woman, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts

Memories and the lifestyle

Stories about life in the past and how the traditions are followed and the teaching of the way of life.

Age 4+
Code

EcWh-902-005

File Size

3.63 mb

Duration

20 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons, Animals, Places, Food, Man, Woman

Tradition life

Stories about traditions and the tale of the past and how the people lived in the communities.

Age 8+
Code

EcWh-902-004

File Size

6.68 mb

Duration

37 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons, Places, Man, Woman

Chihchip

The legend of Chihchip. He acquires two wives as he heads to the main camp. At the camp, there`s a dance. He uses food to clothe himself. During the dance, the people tear the food off him. During the night, his wives are taken. He kills the men who took his wives. That morning, Chihchip was gone paddling. When he returned, people tell him his friends had been killed. He pretends to kill himself. He then reveals that he was the one that killed the men. The people try to get back at him.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-205-006

File Size

10.03 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, Citizenship

Themes

Legends

Topics

Man, Woman, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons, Animals, Artifacts, Food, Clothing

Girl starting the cycles of adulthood

Story about young girl starting her menstrual cycle and how the people treated the special event.

Age 4+
Code

EcCh-002-008

File Size

1.42 mb

Duration

8 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Man, Woman, Family, Girl

The goose season

Spring hunting story. The first flight of the geese and what it meant to the people. The message and a song.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-002-013

File Size

0.44 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

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, Social studies, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Song, Teachings

Topics

Boy, Girl, Tradition, Celebrations, Seasons, Animals, Food, Man, Woman, Predictions, Family

When a girl first had her menstruation

Part 1 - Maria talks about when a girl`s first menstruation begins and how she was cared for.

Part 2 - Maria talks about how a girl was isolated from others when several families lived together.

Part 3 - Maria talks about when she had her menstruation while her and her family were in the bush at that time.

Part 4 - Maria talks about when boys and girls that watch what others are doing and believed to be that those boys and girls are going to grow up knowing how to do things for themselves.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-033-002

File Size

1.69 mb

Duration

9 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Marie-Odile Junker

Described By

Marie-Odile Junker

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Woman, Family, Boy, Girl, Tradition, Celebrations, Food, Clothing

Cree Language and Culture Conference

Members of the Cree Nation share their views and opinions on keeping the cree language and traditions alive.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-037-001

File Size

9.45 mb

Duration

55 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Cree School Board

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Citizenship, History

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion

Topics

Woman, Tradition, Celebrations, Man

First Election of Chiefs in Mistissini

Peter Voyageur tells of how the Chiefs were elected long ago in Mistissini.

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-506-010

File Size

0.75 mb

Duration

4.23 mins

Year Of Recording

1979

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett`s collection

Sound Editor

Anna Blacksmith

Described By

Anna Blacksmith

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Citizenship, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Celebrations

A birth in the bush

Ronnie Loon tells how he was a midwife to his wife Gertie while they were in the bush and he delivered their first child, a son.

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-520-001

File Size

1.74 mb

Duration

10.07 mins

Year Of Recording

2003

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Mistissini workshop

Sound Editor

Anna Blacksmith

Described By

Anna Blacksmith

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Man, Woman

Hunting Skills

Ronnie Loon tells a story of how his brother John taught him hunting skills.

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-520-003

File Size

0.00 mb

Duration

4.03 mins

Year Of Recording

2003

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Mistissin workshop

Sound Editor

Anna Blacksmith

Described By

Anna Blacksmith

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Geography, Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Past

Hunting in the past

In the past, children were introduced to the hunt at an early age. They fished with their mothers on the ice. The men set nets and fish hooks under the ice and the women checked them. Even if the men didn`t get anything from the hunt, sometimes the women and children caught fish to eat. When they traveled, the men simply left the camp in the early morning. The women broke camp and followed the trail of their husbands. The teepee was made with a large rock as the hearth. The men left their toboggans where they wanted the camp to be set up and left to hunt caribou. When they returned from hunting, the women and the elders were already setting up the new camp. If many caribou were killed, a feast was held and the elders sang with their drums. Samson mentioned that they camped at many different places during one winter because they were nomadic. If the hunt was successful, there was great joy at the camp.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-034-042

File Size

9.02 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

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food, Man, Woman, Transportation, Family, Boy, Girl, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons

Legend of Chihchip

Chihchip takes two sisters to be his wives as he travels to a camp. His wives were stolen at the camp. Chihchip then takes revenge on the camp.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-034-013

File Size

17.68 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

Themes

Legends

Topics

Transportation, Family, Celebrations, Summer, Animals, Clothing, Man, Woman

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