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Level

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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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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

Story of boy who was abandoned on an Island.

Story of a boy who was abandoned on a Island by his father and finds his way back home.

Age 8+
Code

EcEm-024-006

File Size

2.22 mb

Duration

12 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

Poor

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Food, Man, Woman, Family, Boy, Seasons, Summer, Places

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

Little boy who had lice and nits

This story is about a boy, who had a lot of lice and nits. The parents packed all their belongings and left their son behind. His grandfather found him and killed all the lice and nits. The little boy found his parents again, but he was never happy in the bush.

Age 6+
Code

EcMi-523-001

File Size

1.24 mb

Duration

7.15 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Linda Petawabano

Described By

Linda Petawabano

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Mistissini

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History, Science

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Past, Summer, Animals, Places, Man

When summer bird got stolen

Part 1 - Geordie tells the legend of when the summer bird got stolen. In the legend there are several animal characters.

Part 2 - Geordie continues on in this legend how the summer bird gets stolen and by who.

Part 3 - When they finally find summer bird, the loon and the frog discuss how many months there should be. They decide to have twelve months.

Part 4 - Geordie continues telling the legend about the twelve months.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-006-028

File Size

2.92 mb

Duration

18.49 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

History, Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Seasons, Summer, Animals

Chiihchiiuchaanish

Legend of Chiihchiiuchaanish how he adopts a grandchild during a time of a never ending winter. Then the legend goes into how summer was retrieved and of how seasons came to be.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-010

File Size

28.15 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

Themes

Legends

Topics

Man, Woman, Monsters, Supernatural, Boy, Tradition, Seasons, Summer, Winter, Animals

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

Partial Kuikuhaachaau Legend

This legend starts about half way through the legend. Legend of Kuikuhaachaau defeating Waaniyuuyaau. Kuikuhaachaau then encounters Minituu, the selfish person. Minituu tries to kill Kuikuhaachaau because he doesn`t want to share the caribou that are killed. Kuikuhaachaau gets back at Minituu.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-009

File Size

25.42 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

Themes

Legends

Topics

Winter, Animals, Man, Woman, Predictions, Monsters, Supernatural, Family, Tradition, Summer

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

Kiwiikwachaau that lived with children

Part 1 - Kiwiikwachaau that lived with children and believed to be his siblings.

Part 2 - When the animals are travelling they are wondering when Kiwiikwachaau will be coming.

Part 3 - Minituu and Minituuskwaau and their children Minituushishich are living at a camp when the Niipinsuu arrives upon the children and takes the Minituu`s food.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-003-015

File Size

3.58 mb

Duration

32 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Food, Man, Woman, Family, Boy, Girl, Summer, Animals

When the child was taken by the bear

A woman goes berry picking with her infant child. When the woman puts down her child to pick berries she sees a bear. The bear takes the child and runs away and the child is never seen again until he grows up and goes back to his mother.

Age 8+
Code

EcWe-003-016

File Size

0.69 mb

Duration

3 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Woman, Boy, Summer

A Boy On The Island

An old man left his son on an island, the boy wanted to kill his father. The boy was found by his grandfather.

Age 10+
Code

EcWk-705-031

File Size

14.89 mb

Duration

23 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2008

Collected By

Dick Preston / Anderson Jolly

Sound Editor

Susan Preston / Erica Stephen

Described By

Erica Stephen

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Summer, Man

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

Legend of Summer

It`s about a boy that likes to hunt for birds and when he doesn`t get a chance to go bird hunting he gets upset.

Age 6+
Code

EcMi-504-001

File Size

0.00 mb

Duration

0 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

Boy, Summer, Animals

Maggie`s journey to Whapmagoostui

Maggie`s first

journey to Whapmagoostui.

Age 6+
Code

EcWh-900-003

File Size

0.74 mb

Duration

4.2 mins

Year Of Recording

197?

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

CP collection

Sound Editor

Louisa George

Described By

Louisa George

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Past, Summer, Places, Transportation

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

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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