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Teaching

Theme

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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.

Page 8 of 26, showing 20 records out of 508 total, starting on record 141, ending on 160

The old man who warned the people of Adush

There was an old man who predicted that (Adoosh) a Monster would be coming to their camp with his family and warned the people.

Age 6+
Code

EcWe-035-009

File Size

3.80 mb

Duration

17 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

Themes

Teachings, Memoirs

Topics

Family, Man, Predictions, Monsters

Advice of having Shaman power

George recalls a story of a father giving advice to his son of how to use his shaman power and how to use the power in a proper way.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-013

File Size

1.81 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

Spirituality

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Family, Boy, Man, Supernatural

Almost starving and killing caribou

George tells a personal story long ago when they almost starved and then were able to kill caribou. He also tells of the technique of driving a herd of caribou back to their camp so the kill can be made close to camp.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-016

File Size

5.99 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, Animals, Food, Man, Woman, Starvation

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

Beaver Song

This is a song from George Head about the beaver

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-023

File Size

1.48 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

Themes

Song

Topics

Tradition

Boy fights Cannibal

A boy is left with his grandparents as his parents go off canoeing to hunt. A cannibal reaches their camp and kills the grandparents. At that moment, the boy receives instruction from a spirit helper on how to kill the cannibal.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-029

File Size

4.37 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

Legends, Teachings

Topics

Family, Boy, Man, Woman, Monsters, Supernatural

Cannibal and the Widow

A hunter gets killed by a cannibal. The cannibal puts on the man`s clothes to replace the dead husband but the wife kills the cannibal.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-020

File Size

4.23 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

Teachings

Topics

Family, Man, Woman, Monsters

Cannibal Encounter

A husband and wife see a cannibal but are not noticed since the cannibal has his sight fixed on a distant camp.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-003

File Size

0.75 mb

Duration

2 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2005

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

Family, Man, Woman, Monsters, Supernatural

Cannibal replaces Husband

A cannibal kills a man and wants to take his place to be husband of the widow. The cannibal goes back to his victim`s camp to be the husband of the widow. The woman was able to kill the cannibal and flee to another camp.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-002

File Size

1.82 mb

Duration

6.21 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2005

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

Family, Man, Woman, Monsters, Supernatural

Cannibal spares Boy to be a Helper

Cannibal attacks a small camp and spares a boy to use as a helper. As cannibal wants to attack another bigger camp, the boy gives warning.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-004

File Size

1.63 mb

Duration

5.42 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2005

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

Family, Boy, Monsters, Supernatural

Cannibal Story

A cannibal kills a man using a large knife. The brother of the slain man searches for the cannibal and pretends to befriend him. The brother kills the cannibal with the same knife.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-019

File Size

7.10 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

Teachings

Topics

Family, Man, Monsters

Caribou snares and hunting long ago

Discussion about caribou hunting, caribou snares, spears, bows & arrows and other hunting techniques long ago.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-015

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

Discussion, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Tradition, Past, Animals, Artifacts, Man, Food

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

Chiiwish Awaashish

Chiiwish Awaashish is an orphan who is mistreated by others. He asks young girls who are cleaning fish to give him some. And when he is refused fish, he brings on strong winds so that people cannot check their nets. Chiiwish Awaashish also gets a girl at camp pregnant mysteriously. After the baby is born, it is discovered that Chiiwish Awaashish is the father.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-025

File Size

15.66 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

Legends

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Animals, Artifacts, Food, Man, Woman, Supernatural

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

Cree lifestyle before Contact

George talks about lifestyle of Cree people before contact. Such as clothing, tools, hunting techniques, medicines and beliefs.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-018

File Size

34.12 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, Teachings

Topics

Past, Animals, Plants, Food, Clothing, Medicines, Monsters, Supernatural, Transportation, Tradition

Discussion about Maashu legend

Some discussion about the Maashu legend, including the place where his raft beached and where Maashu performed the shaking tent.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-008

File Size

3.04 mb

Duration

10.38 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2005

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, Geography

Themes

Legends, Discussion

Topics

Animals, Places, Man, Supernatural

Discussion about the past

Josie Sam Sr. interviews George about how life was in the past. George explains about the time when the caribou became scarce. He also talks about the places he traveled to.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-051

File Size

3.74 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, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Seasons, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food, Transportation, Tradition, Past

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

Explanation about legends and life long ago

This is an interview. George explains about the shaking tent and the legend of Chiiwish Awaashish. He also explains how people acquired shaman power and the power of dreams. He also explains the various ways the shaking tent was constructed. The interviewer might be Josie Sam Sr. Samson Neacappo also is in attendance and puts in his comments.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-033

File Size

14.84 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

Spirituality, Art and Music, Social studies, History

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Tradition, Past, Artifacts, Man, Woman, Predictions, Monsters, Supernatural