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

Aapihtuwaapinwaashkim

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.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-003

File Size

4.80 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

Past, Man, Supernatural, Transportation, Inter-racial

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.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-204-007

File Size

11.02 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

Teachings

Topics

Boy, Animals, Food, Man, Supernatural, Transportation, Inter-racial

Winter Survival

Father falls in the river, preserves fish for winter use and travels by foot to get supplies.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-004-012

File Size

4.64 mb

Duration

27 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Frances Visitor

Described By

Frances Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Past, Spring, Winter, Food, Transportation

Stone Canoe

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.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-202-002

File Size

11.94 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

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Supernatural, Animals, Man, Woman, Transportation

The child that was infested with lice

Part 1 - A mother discovers that her child is infested with lice. The mother believes it impossible it is to take the lice out.

Part 2 - Atuush and the child travel to where the mother and father went and arrives upon the mother setting camp.

Part 3 - The mother asks the atuush to do something and atuush had warned the family that he would leave them if he was asked to do something.

Part 4 - A variety of animals plan to find a summer bird in order for the child to be happy because atuush had left him earlier.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-012-006

File Size

3.94 mb

Duration

22.56 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

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Monsters, Transportation, Family, Boy, Summer, Animals, Man, Woman

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

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

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 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.

Age 4+
Code

EcEm-020-006

File Size

0.87 mb

Duration

5.04 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

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

Boy, Animals, Man, Woman, Monsters, Supernatural, Transportation

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

Naakaachiwasuu and the beautiful woman

Geordie tells the legend about the naakaachiwasuu and how he becomes a visitor with these people he arrives upon. He notices the woman is very beautiful and how he is going to sweep the woman off her feet.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-006-030

File Size

1.38 mb

Duration

8 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

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Man, Woman, Transportation

Seal Hunting Out On The Bay

Seal hunting out on the bay using boat

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-006-025

File Size

0.53 mb

Duration

3.06 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

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Family, Seasons, Winter, Animals, Food, Transportation

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

Cree lifestyle before Contact

George talks about lifestyle of Cree people before contact. Such as clothing, tools, hunting techniques, medicines and beliefs.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-018

File Size

34.12 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

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Past, Animals, Plants, Food, Clothing, Medicines, Monsters, Supernatural, Transportation, Tradition

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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