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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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Medawin

The first story tells about how rituals were performed to create good. It is a story about when a community nearly went into starvation and how an elder performed a shaking tent to prevent the community from this bad omen. The second story tells how an old man who was sick was brought back to health by similar rituals.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-028-001

File Size

2.90 mb

Duration

16.56 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Violet Bates/unknown interviewer

Sound Editor

Suzanne House

Described By

Suzanne House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

History, Geography

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Food, Starvation

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

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

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

Chahkaapesh and the Night.

One of many legends of Chahkaapesh.

How the day became night.

Age 8+
Code

EcMi-502-002

File Size

2.78 mb

Duration

16 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Bartlett Collection

Sound Editor

Charlie Loon

Described By

Charlie Loon

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Tradition, Animals, Food, Woman, Monsters

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.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-204-005

File Size

1.84 mb

Duration

2 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

Food, Man, Starvation, Supernatural, Animals

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

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

How animal parts tell people stories

Charlotte talks about the signs they see on animal parts. She talks about certain parts that could mean large animals are going to be killed and certain parts that mean small animals will be killed when the men are hunting.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-004-017

File Size

1.49 mb

Duration

8 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Woman, Tradition, Animals, Food, Man

How food was preserved back in the day

Charlotte talks about how food was stored back then before they had freezers. How everything was saved from the animal that was killed.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-004-016

File Size

1.30 mb

Duration

7 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Animals, Food, Man, Woman

Preservation of food long ago

She talks about the preservation of small and large game and how everything and all the parts of animals were preserved and cooked.

Age 12+
Code

EcWe-004-003

File Size

1.01 mb

Duration

5.54 mins

Year Of Recording

1998

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

Social studies

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Animals, Food, Man, Woman

Respecting animals and food

She talks about respecting the animals that are killed for food and not to be too wasteful.

Age 18+
Code

EcWe-004-004

File Size

3.55 mb

Duration

20.22 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

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Food

The different roles of men and women

Charlotte talks about the roles that women have when cleaning a bear and the men when cooking the bear. She also talks about the parts of the bear a woman eats and the parts that a man eats.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-004-014

File Size

1.52 mb

Duration

8 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Citizenship, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Animals, Food, Man, Woman

The meaning of dreams

Part 1 - Charlotte talks about what dreams mean and why to keep some dreams to oneself and other dreams to tell about.

Part 2 - Charlotte talks about a dream she had about her husband and not knowing what her dream meant until the day she saw him bring home a bear.

Part 3- Charlotte talks about the different types of dreams that one has. Dreams that have someone dying are the ones you should talk about. Other dreams that involve shamanism are usually the ones that have somekind of a presence.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-004-018

File Size

1.70 mb

Duration

9 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Woman, Predictions, Tradition, Animals, Food, Man

The roles and responsibilities of men and women

Charlotte talks about the role and responsibility of a woman when her husband is away hunting. She talks about the chores a woman has around the camp. Therefore when the man is away he is able to hunt very well.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-004-013

File Size

1.50 mb

Duration

8 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Family, Tradition, Animals, Food, Clothing, Man, Woman, Predictions

When beaver was first killed

Charlotte talks about when a beaver is killed at the beginning of the season the beaver is cooked and distributed to everyone. She also talks about other animals that are killed at the beginning of each season how they share the food.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-004-015

File Size

1.56 mb

Duration

9 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Citizenship, History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Animals, Food, Man, Woman

Wild Meat

Cleaning and preserving the meat of wild animals for food.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-004-011

File Size

2.67 mb

Duration

15 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Colin Scott Frances Visitor

Sound Editor

C.Visitor

Described By

C.Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Animals, Food, Man, Woman, Cree values, Family, Tradition

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

Long Ago

How one family lived.

Their daily food.

What they used to make their canoes.

Age 10+
Code

EcEm-024-001

File Size

2.38 mb

Duration

14.13 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Rose Dixon-Gilpin

Described By

Rose Dixon-Gilpin

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Poor

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Family, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Animals, Plants, Food, Starvation

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