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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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Ayashaau, Mishikaakihkiyaahkwaau and Piipiihchaau.

3 legends about Ayashaau, Mishikaakihkiyaahkwaau and Piipiihchaau. Traditonal songs that go with the legends.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-008-004

File Size

0.00 mb

Duration

27 mins

Year Of Recording

1984

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Violet Bates and Lynn Whidden

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends, Interview

Topics

Tradition, Past, Animals, Man

Traditional Cree Songs

Abraham shares some traditional songs about animals, specifically the goose and fox. He also mentions the introduction of the fiddle and how it was adopted.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-008-006

File Size

1.95 mb

Duration

11.22 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

Art and Music, History

Themes

Discussion, Interview, Song

Topics

Tradition, Past

Battle with the Inuits

This is a story of long ago when the Crees and the Inuits were still fighting and killing each other.

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Age 10+
Code

EcWh-901-001

File Size

7.93 mb

Duration

47 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Cree Program Collection

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Food, Man, Supernatural, Past, Winter

Death

Stories about how to take care of the deceased.

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-901-003

File Size

2.11 mb

Duration

12.18 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Art and Music, History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Supernatural, Family, Tradition, Past, Man

Ghost Story

These stories explain the events of what happens after death.

Age 18+
Code

EcWh-901-005

File Size

2.94 mb

Duration

17.05 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Art and Music

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Past, Supernatural, Family

The Boogeyman(men)

Cree stories about the boogeymen (prospectors) along the shores of James Bay. Tales on how they got along with each other and with the local guides.

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-901-008

File Size

9.75 mb

Duration

47 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Winter, Animals, Food, Tradition, Past, Spring

A boy who was infested with lice

A story about a boy who got infested with lice and was left behind.

Age 6+
Code

EcEm-026-002

File Size

4.68 mb

Duration

27 mins

Year Of Recording

1998

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Roger MacDonnel Collection

Sound Editor

Florrie Mayappo

Described By

Florrie Mayappo

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Past

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

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

Old Times

The author talks about the old times when her dad had hard times feeding them because they didn`t have any store bought food. They would only live off the wildlife food. There were times when their dad couldn`t catch any game, also when they didn`t have any money or government cheques coming. It was really hard in those days.

Age 10+
Code

EcMi-517-001

File Size

1.97 mb

Duration

11.27 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marguerite Mackenzie

Sound Editor

Edith Matoush

Described By

Edith Matoush

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Past, Winter, Food, Man

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.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-515-002

File Size

0.46 mb

Duration

2.43 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marguerite MacKenzie

Sound Editor

Edith Matoush

Described By

Edith Matoush

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Past, Supernatural, Inter-racial

Fur Trade

Long ago, when people went hunting, they used bows and arrows and they traded their furs to French Europeans.

Age 10+
Code

EcMi-515-001

File Size

0.53 mb

Duration

1.42 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marguerite Mackenzie

Sound Editor

Edith Matoush

Described By

Edith Matoush

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Past, Animals, Man

Legend of the Robin

This story is about a man who tries to get rid of his son by dropping him off on an island and leaving him there, but the boy finds his way home and ends up burning his father in their tent.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-502-010

File Size

2.38 mb

Duration

13 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett Collection

Sound Editor

Titus Shecapio

Described By

Titus Shecapio

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Family, Past, Spring, Fall

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

Curing the Sick Man

A story of a man who was very sick and hope is fading for him to get better. An elder cures him by giving him with hot water to drink.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-002

File Size

5.67 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, Medicines

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.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-004

File Size

3.39 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, Animals, Man, Supernatural

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

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

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