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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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Referendum

Abel bosum`s thoughts on the question relating to the Cree Referedum on Quebec Separation. And the wording of the referendum question that was asked to the Cree people.

Age 12+
Code

EcOj-601-001

File Size

0.43 mb

Duration

2.3 mins

Year Of Recording

1996

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Willie Trapper-JBCCS

Sound Editor

Charlie Loon

Described By

Charlie Loon

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Ouje-Bougamou

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Citizenship

Themes

Interview

Topics

Inter-racial

Crees and Inuits

Abraham begins to tell the story of battles that were fought among the cree and Inuk people.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-008-005

File Size

0.62 mb

Duration

3 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Man, Inter-racial

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

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

Referendum

Willie Trapper Interviews Cree Politicians and asks them what they think about the up coming 1996 referendum:

George Wapachee(Nemaska)Matthew Mukash (Whapmagoostui)

Annie House (Chisasibi)

William Mianscum (Mistissini)

Roderick Pachanos(Chisasibi)

Abel Bosum (Ouje-Bougoumou)

Age 12+
Code

EcMi-505-001

File Size

3.27 mb

Duration

19 mins

Year Of Recording

1996

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Willie Trapper

Sound Editor

Titus Shecapio

Described By

Titus Shecapio

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Nemaska, Chisasibi, Mistissini, Ouje-Bougamou, Eastmain

Languages

Northern Dialect, Southern Dialect

Teachings

Citizenship

Themes

Interview

Topics

Inter-racial

Back in the year 1982

Talks about how he sees some children and knows how they are not being well fed because of the ways that we are living now and the changes that have come from the government.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-032-002

File Size

1.74 mb

Duration

10.06 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Suzanne C. House

Described By

Suzanne C. House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Food, Man, Woman, Starvation, Inter-racial

Hunting at age ten

The story about Geordie Georgekish, hunting at age ten. He explains his hunting experience as a young man.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-006-026

File Size

0.67 mb

Duration

3.55 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

History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Boy, Seasons, Animals, Inter-racial, Man

Interactions between the Cree and the Inuit

This is a story about the relationships between the Inuit and the Cree.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-035-007

File Size

0.55 mb

Duration

3 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Suzanne House

Described By

Suzanne House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Citizenship, History

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Man, Inter-racial

Story of the Inuit

This story about the Inuit.They went to their hunting ground. They were staying on the island and the water was getting further away.He went with his daughter to look after their dogs. They saw a polar bear on the ice. he cut off one of his dogs to run after the polar bear. He killed the polar bear; skins it and cuts off the meat. He felt the ice moving and it breaks; he took some of the meat and couldn`t leave the fur. They all the meat he took. They left and it was beginning to get sunny; they saw nothing and didn`t know where to go. They went away and they saw a seal and killed it.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-035-008

File Size

2.11 mb

Duration

12 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Suzanne House

Described By

Suzanne House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Girl, Spring, Winter, Animals, Food, Man, Inter-racial

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

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

Elder`s last fight

A man long ago fought wars as he flew in the air. As he got old, a canoe of enemies arrive and try to kill him. The elder fights the enemies by flying in the air and stabbing them with his spear. His sons hear the fight and join.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-030

File Size

3.32 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, Man, Inter-racial

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

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

One year of life in the bush

George recalls a time when he was very young. The hunters had a hard time getting caribou and food became scarce during the winter. The people traveled towards the coast to Whapmagoostui to get supplies. After getting supplies, the hunters gained their strength back.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-058

File Size

6.68 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

Fall, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food, Man, Starvation, Transportation, Family, Inter-racial, Boy, Tradition, Past, Seasons

Shaman Toboggan

The man named Shaman Toboggan knows that they`ll have an encounter with enemies. He tells the others at the camp to move away. Just before the enemies arrive, a wolf runs towards his camp. The men prepare for the enemies. As the enemies arrive, they kill many of the men and take the women. Shaman Toboggan and his brothers fight back and kill all the enemies.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-053

File Size

8.31 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

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Winter, Animals, Artifacts, Man, Woman, Predictions, Supernatural, Transportation, Inter-racial

A girl is taken from her brother by prospectors

This legend is about a boy, a girl and their mother. One day the boy and girl went out to check their fish net and then prospectors arrive. The girl is taken by the prospectors and lives with them. The boy goes home and informs their mother what happened to his sister. Then one day the boy goes and looks for his sister and finds her with a child.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-038-003

File Size

1.25 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

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Girl, Food, Woman, Inter-racial

When atuush walks and listens for children

Long ago children were told not to scream and yell in the evening because atuush would be listening for noise coming from anywhere.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-038-006

File Size

0.71 mb

Duration

6.09 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

Boy, Girl, Predictions, Monsters, Inter-racial

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