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Level

Community

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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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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

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

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

Walking Out Ceremony

Emily Hughboy is discussing with a secondary three student of Maquatua Eeyou School about the traditions of a walking out ceremony. Throughout the recording Patrica, a Music/M.R.E. teacher of Maquatua Eeyou School in the early 1990`s is asking questions and Linda is translating for Emily.

Age 12+
Code

EcWe-014-001

File Size

3.66 mb

Duration

21.19 mins

Year Of Recording

1990

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Linda Visitor

Sound Editor

Frances Visitor

Described By

Frances Visitor

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

Social studies, Spirituality

Themes

Discussion, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Boy, Girl, Tradition, Celebrations, Spring

Climate change

Observations on climate change. Changes to the weather patterns in the Spring. How migratory birds and animals are affected by changes in the Spring.

Age 12+
Code

EcEm-020-001

File Size

1.51 mb

Duration

4.03 mins

Year Of Recording

1998

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Caroline Metabie-Mist radio

Sound Editor

Charlie Loon

Described By

Charlie Loon

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Seasons, Spring, Animals, Woman

Unfortunately we didn`t have geese

Florrie Mark-Stewart tells us the story of geese that didn`t migrate that spring.

Age 6+
Code

EcEm-020-007

File Size

0.88 mb

Duration

5.07 mins

Year Of Recording

199?

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Sound Editor

Rose Dixon-Gilpin

Described By

Rose Dixon-Gilpin

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Science

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Food, Family, Seasons, Spring, Animals

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

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

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

Meaning of Cree Months

George discusses the meanings of Cree months and explains why the months have their names.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-011

File Size

5.98 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

Topics

Seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Preparation for winter

George talks about the preparation for the winter. They caught fish first before trapping to make sure they had food. The men set the nets under the ice and the women checked them. The men trapped far from camp. The men also hunted big game. If they camped at a good fishing lake, they did well. If there were no caribou, they lived on fish. In the spring, geese and ducks were hunted. In the summer, they paddled to Fort George. If they had killed big game, a feast was held. Josie Sam Sr. asks a few questions about the singing at feasts and types of lodges made in the past.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-061

File Size

12.81 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

Food, Man, Woman, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts

Social Services

Social Services workers have to deal with family and relatives with problems. Drinking is the major problem in some homes and children have to be removed from the home for their own safety. Social work is very hard for social workers

Age 18+
Code

EcMi-509-001

File Size

1.63 mb

Duration

9.28 mins

Year Of Recording

2002

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Francois Gunner

Sound Editor

Charlie Loon

Described By

Charlie Loon

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Citizenship

Themes

Interview

Topics

Family, Spring

How news travelled in the old days.

How news travelled in the old days. How people got their news and information.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-002-009

File Size

0.30 mb

Duration

1 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Citizenship, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Girl, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall, Places, Man, Transportation, Family, Boy

Story of Spring

Part 1 - In the Spring of 1962 Maria and her family left Fort-George by dog sleds travelling West.

Part 2 - When the ice began to melt they knew that they would be expecting other people to come for a visit to their camp.

Part 3 - Maria talks about how people enjoyed staying in the bush because of the food the men hunted and killed. The stayed long without the men having to leave to get supplies because they had enough supplies to last them long.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-033-004

File Size

2.06 mb

Duration

11 mins

Year Of Recording

2003

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Marie-Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Marie-Odile Junker with Maria Scipio

Described By

Marie-Odile Junker with Maria Scipio

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Man, Transportation, Family, Past, Spring, Animals, Food

Elder`s prediction

He tells a story of how an elder predicted that a person would experience something bad during the summer because of the weather.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-001-031

File Size

4.53 mb

Duration

4 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

CSB collection

Sound Editor

Suzanne House-Grant

Described By

Suzanne House-Grant

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality, Social studies, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Spring, Summer, Animals, Man, Predictions, Monsters, Supernatural

His brother who walked in the woods

He is talking about his brother, who used to walk in the woods. He saw tracks and checked who it was. He saw prints from a bird that landed on snow.

Hard to understand...

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-001-038

File Size

6.71 mb

Duration

7 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

CSB collection

Sound Editor

Suzanne House-Grant

Described By

Francine Snowboy

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Memoirs, Teachings, Legends

Topics

Past, Spring, Animals, Man, Monsters, Supernatural

Story about hunting and trapping

The story on how to hunt, how to place the traps and what to do when you do catch game.

Age 4+
Code

EcCh-001-017

File Size

0.74 mb

Duration

4 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Woman, Transportation, Family, Boy, Girl, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Spring, Fall, Winter, Animals, Food, Man

Strange sounds

Tells stories about strange awful sounds that came from a small bird during the summer when it is very hot.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-001-053

File Size

4.48 mb

Duration

4.53 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

CSB collection

Sound Editor

Suzanne House-Grant

Described By

Suzanne House-Grant

Dialect

Northern

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Monsters, Supernatural, Spring, Summer, Animals

The animals and the seasons

He tells how the frog made his decision to have three moons in each of the four seasons.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-001-042

File Size

8.49 mb

Duration

9.16 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

CSB collection

Sound Editor

Suzanne House-Grant

Described By

Suzanne House-Grant

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Science

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Animals, Seasons

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