Dialect

Level

Community

Language

Teaching

Theme

Topic

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.

Page 4 of 26, showing 20 records out of 508 total, starting on record 61, ending on 80

Story of the man from Eastmain

David tells the story of a man who came from Eastmain with his sons during the Depression.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-032-003

File Size

3.11 mb

Duration

18.05 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, Man, Starvation

The Dream of David`s father

This is a story about when David`s parents lived throught the hardships of not having any food and living throught starvation and having to see a boy die because of the ways of the White man that came from the Hudson`s Bay company.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-032-001

File Size

1.70 mb

Duration

9.54 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Suzanne C. House

Described By

Suzanne C. House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Boy, Food, Man, Starvation

Various songs

David sings a song about his snowshoes. He sings more songs about animals like large birds, owl, fox, porcupine and moose.

Age 12+
Code

EcWe-032-004

File Size

1.33 mb

Duration

7.44 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music

Themes

Song

Topics

Animals

Aayaashaau legend

Aayaashaau legend of how he was left on an island and tries to get back home. The boy Aayaashaau overcomes many obstacles to return home. Aayaashaau also purifies the land of people who do wrong.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-202-001

File Size

12.72 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

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Animals, Man, Woman, Predictions, Supernatural

Stone Canoe

Legend of Stone Canoe as he tries to kill his son in law. Stone Canoe tries several times to kill his son in law but only finds that his attempts have failed and get back at him.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-202-002

File Size

11.94 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

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Supernatural, Animals, Man, Woman, Transportation

Chakapash and the beaver lodge

Story incomplete. End of another story.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-012-001

File Size

0.33 mb

Duration

1 mins

Year Of Recording

1975

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Barbara Georgekish

Described By

Barbara Georgekish

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Animals

Chikaapash and his two wives

Edith tells the legend of Chikaapash and his two wives. Chikaapash has a stomach ache from the beaver he ate therefore, he can`t leave to go anywhere. He has one of his wives to get firewood and the other one to stay with him.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-012-004

File Size

0.33 mb

Duration

1.56 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, Citizenship

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Food, Man, Woman

The child infested with lice

This story is about a boy who is infested with lots of lice. His parents left him alone at their camping site and Aatuush came to take of him.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-012-003

File Size

3.81 mb

Duration

22 mins

Year Of Recording

1975

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Barbara Georgekish

Described By

Barbara Georgekish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Man, Monsters

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

The old woman that was left behind and lives with a polar bear

There was an old woman that was left behind by the people she lived with. The people predicted that she would starve to death because she was not able to care for herself. A polar bear comes and lives with her.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-012-005

File Size

0.83 mb

Duration

4.51 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, Citizenship, History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Food, Woman, Predictions, Starvation

The old woman who lived with a polar bear

Edith is a person who likes to share legends with the young children. And in this legend, she explains how the old lady came to live with a polar bear.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-012-002

File Size

0.73 mb

Duration

4 mins

Year Of Recording

1975

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

unknown

Sound Editor

Barbara Georgekish

Described By

Barbara Georgekish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Girl, Animals, Woman, Family

Older Words

Talking about Cree Words: Salt Water, Cool Water, Kawastickgomatch, Description of a Name, Direction of Sun, Little Island, Reflection on Water, Little Beaver, Moosonee Old Man, By the Lake, Two Rivers coming together, Inland, Big Lake, Water running through a rock, Beaver with Big Tail, Description a water flow, Big Rock, Eastmain Man, Dark Skin Little Girl, Pot Holders, Old Beaver Dam, Snow Shovel, Beaver Dam (at the edge of lake), Steep Bank, White Grass, Water Bugs, Tall Man, Eating Sturgeon at this place, Eating moose at the place, Steep rock, Little Island, Big Lake, Passing through the Lake, Two Lakes dividing into two, Sturgeon Lake, Charlotte Lake, Two Lake side by side, Camp with lots of rabbits, Bad river/lake, Two small lakes together, Red mud lake, Beaver Dam, Beaver won`t came out, Wolverine Lake, Burnt Lake, Rocks look like waves, Small Lake, Eastmain Old woman, Small Pike, Eastmain Old Man`s Nickname, Eastmain Lake, Very Hard Beaver Meat, Lots of Beaver, Eastmain Old Man`s Lake, The river goes into it, Two Big Lakes, First lake, Rocky Shore Lake, Willows, Two little Lakes together, Sidney`s father`s Nickname, Lake between two mountains, Winding Lake, Burnt Lake, Almost at the Shore, Lake Near by the Bay, Narrow in the Middle Lake, Very Narrow by the Lake, Narrow Lake, Old Word, White Beaver, White Moss, Bug, Weeds, Round Lake, Lots Of Fish, Sounds of Paddling, Small Branch, Suckers Lake, Long and Narrow Lake, Big White Fish, Steep Bank lake, Lots of water, White weeds growing in the water, Dirty water, Porcupine Lake, White Seal/Fish, Wolverine killed the beaver, Otter, Sturgeon Nets, wood (in water), White caribou, River & Lake.

Age 4+
Code

EcEm-027-001

File Size

10.40 mb

Duration

60 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

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

History, Geography, Science

Themes

Discussion, Interview, Jokes

Topics

Tradition, Past, Seasons, Animals, Plants, Places, Food

Coastal Carrier

The Late Edward Matches was a Coastal Carrier by Dog team during the Fur Trade, along the East coast of James Bay. He lived at Old Factory 30 km south of Wemindji (Paint Hills). There were times he would travel to Moosonee to get mail for Waskaganish, Eastmain, Old Factory and Fort George.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-019-001

File Size

0.99 mb

Duration

5 mins

Year Of Recording

1986

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Elsie Visitor

Sound Editor

Abraham Matches

Described By

Abraham Matches

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Interview

Topics

Family, Past, Places, Man, Transportation

Fur Trade Carrier

The Late Edward Matches managed to get some supplies into the community of Old Factory the night before Christmas.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-019-002

File Size

3.14 mb

Duration

18 mins

Year Of Recording

1986

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Elsie Visitor

Sound Editor

Abraham Matches

Described By

Abraham Matches

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Man, Transportation, Tradition, Celebrations, Past

Legend about Kutinaah

This is a legend about Kutinaah. Kutinaah was taken by prospectors. The girls were told to pick up wood. Kutinaah was told that it is the last you`ll see the daylight and he cried. He was told that his mat will be made, with the wood that girls brought.

Age 10+
Code

EcWe-019-003

File Size

1.88 mb

Duration

12 mins

Year Of Recording

1986

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Unknown

Described By

Francine Snowboy

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Legends, Jokes

Topics

Girl

Chiisuubechish has a son.

A young woman learns the father of her son is Chiisuubechiish

Age 10+
Code

EcWa-802-002

File Size

2.30 mb

Duration

13 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Rhonda Iserhoff

Described By

Rhonda Iserhoff

Dialect

Southern

Communities

Waswanapi

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy

The Child who was left behind.

The little boy`s parents abandon him and meets Etuush and they go on a journey.

Age 10+
Code

EcWa-802-003

File Size

2.16 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

Communities

Waswanapi

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Animals, Family

The girl who looked for Miischisuu.

A girl looks for Miischiisuu and she takes off into the bush and finds him and she talks to him.

Age 12+
Code

EcWa-802-001

File Size

1.03 mb

Duration

5 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

Waswanapi

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Girl

The woman who got married.

A woman becomes cursed after she refused to marry a man that has asked for her hand in marrige.

Age 10+
Code

EcWa-802-004

File Size

0.99 mb

Duration

5 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Adrian Tanner

Sound Editor

Rhonda

Described By

Rhonda

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Waswanapi

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Woman

Setting Rabbit Snares

A girl sets rabbit snares with her younger brother and they snared a rabbit that was not killed by the snare. She tells about how the rabbit ran around inside the teepee.

Age 8+
Code

EcWk-701-001

File Size

1.26 mb

Duration

9.53 mins

Year Of Recording

2003

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marie -Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Ruth Salt

Described By

Ruth Salt

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Waskaganish

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Boy, Girl, Animals