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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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.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-001

File Size

5.36 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

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Tradition, Past, Animals, Artifacts, Food, Man, Supernatural

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

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

Building a lodge

George is teaching how to build lodges and he describes also how food was stored in caches so that other animals would not be able to get to the food.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-035-010

File Size

2.81 mb

Duration

8 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Suzanne House

Described By

Suzanne House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Science

Themes

Interview, Teachings, Discussion

Topics

Tradition, Animals, Artifacts, Food

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

Caribou snares and hunting long ago

Discussion about caribou hunting, caribou snares, spears, bows & arrows and other hunting techniques long ago.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-015

File Size

5.36 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

History

Themes

Discussion, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Past, Animals, Artifacts, Man, Food

Chiiwish Awaashish

Chiiwish Awaashish is an orphan who is mistreated by others. He asks young girls who are cleaning fish to give him some. And when he is refused fish, he brings on strong winds so that people cannot check their nets. Chiiwish Awaashish also gets a girl at camp pregnant mysteriously. After the baby is born, it is discovered that Chiiwish Awaashish is the father.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-025

File Size

15.66 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

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Animals, Artifacts, Food, Man, Woman, Supernatural

Conflict between groups of people

Two groups of people become angry at each other. They use their shaman powers against each other. One group uses a giant cannibal against the other. But the other group defend themselves.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-047

File Size

5.64 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

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Tradition, Past, Artifacts, Food, Man, Inter-racial, Predictions, Monsters, 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

Explanation about legends and life long ago

This is an interview. George explains about the shaking tent and the legend of Chiiwish Awaashish. He also explains how people acquired shaman power and the power of dreams. He also explains the various ways the shaking tent was constructed. The interviewer might be Josie Sam Sr. Samson Neacappo also is in attendance and puts in his comments.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-033

File Size

14.84 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

Spirituality, Art and Music, Social studies, History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Tradition, Past, Artifacts, Man, Woman, Predictions, Monsters, Supernatural

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

Interview about Legends and other explanations

Robert Kanatewat interviews both George Head and Samson Neacappo about legends and other aspects of life long ago and how the legends were told. Explanation about how traditional names came from and several names are explained, such as Neacappo, Head, Pachano and Pepabano. Names derived from dreams and nature. Origins of legends and time when legends were told. Difference between legends and stories. Information received from dreams and how songs were composed. The elders also predict how the legends will fade in the future.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-038

File Size

42.93 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

Art and Music, Social studies, Citizenship, History, Spirituality

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Food, Man, Woman, Predictions, Starvation, Family, Supernatural, Boy, Inter-racial, Girl, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Animals, Artifacts

Kaauchihkumishiu and Piyaakwaakimiu

Kaauchihkumishiu tests the powers of Piyaakwaakimiu by getting him angry. Kaauchihkumishiu trades a caribou skin for a fish net from Piyaakwaakimiu. After the trade, Kaauchihkumishiu returns the net saying that he heard rumours that Piyaakwaakimiu was not satisfied with the trade. Both men leave each other on a sour note. Kaauchihkumishiu paddles and notices a blade of sea grass stuck on his paddle. He tries to wash it off but it stays on his paddle. He picks off the sea grass with his fingers and continues paddling. Later that night, Kaauchihkumishiu`s arm becomes very sore. After healing his arm, he finds out that it was Piyaakwaakimiu that put a curse on the sea grass to make him sick. Kaauchihkumishiu returns the curse by killing Piyaakwaakimiu. The brother of Piyaakwaakimiu takes revenge on Kaauchihkumishiu.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-041

File Size

15.99 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

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Past, Plants, Artifacts, Man, Supernatural

Kitun

The elder named Kitun has a confrontation with a group of enemies. He fights them by flying in the air. As his sons run back to camp from hunting, they see their father had already killed many enemies.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-034

File Size

3.38 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

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Past, Artifacts, Man, Inter-racial

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

Life in the past

George tells a story of another winter where they were inland. As they moved inland, they met a Whapmagoostui man coming from the other direction. The man was already very thin from starvation. They lived together at Apishikimiish (Lac Bienville). At that camp, there were over 100 people. They didn`t have much success finding caribou. As George`s family moves away, they kill some caribou.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-201-056

File Size

7.41 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

Topics

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

Lifestyle in the past

Josie Sam Sr. interviews both George Head and Samson Neacappo about the life in the past. The elders George and Samson mention how they lived, how they set up camps, traveling up the rivers and carrying loads on their backs. They also mention that they were the first ones to take supplies to the trading post at Kaanaayaapiskaau. They mention how smoked fish were made and how long it took to travel to Kaanaayaapiskaau.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-057

File Size

7.87 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

Themes

Memoirs, Interview

Topics

Tradition, Past, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food, Clothing, Transportation

Maamihiitaahaauch

The legend of Maamihiitaauch, a group of cannibals that terrorized the people. A man named Kaa Aanwaat, finally decides to confront the group of cannibals. He goes to a place where he knows the cannibals will reach him. Kaa Aanwaat makes himself look like he`s very weak. The first family of cannibals reach him and see that he`s very weak. Kaa Aanwaat fights the cannibals in their dreams. Finally, Kaa Aanwaat kills the first family of cannibals. Kaa Aanwaat kills another group of cannibals by making the weather warm during the winter and the cannibals traveling become all wet from the snow and then brings a blizzard to kill them in the cold. Kaa Aanwaat goes to another old woman cannibal and her two daughters. The cannibals kept a boy fattening him up. Kaa Aanwaat lives with the cannibals and kills them and saves the boy.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-201-043

File Size

32.12 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

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Citizenship

Themes

Legends

Topics

Man, Woman, Predictions, Monsters, Supernatural, Family, Transportation, Boy, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Winter, Animals, Artifacts, Food

Mwaakuiwaayaash

The boy Mwaakuiwaayaash reaches puberty and lives in seclusion. As he stays at his little camp, he hears a voice calling him at the break of dawn. He runs after the voice and sees a caribou. The caribou runs to another camp and Mwaakuiwaayaash sees a young woman and begins living with her. His father-in-law is actually a caribou. Mwaakuiwaayaash helps his in-laws fight their enemies, the wolves.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-049

File Size

16.18 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

Woman, Predictions, Supernatural, Transportation, Family, Boy, Tradition, Seasons, Animals, Artifacts, Food, Clothing, Man

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