Dialect

Level

Community

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.

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ᒑᑲᑦ ᑳ ᑰᑭᑖᐦᑦ ᐧᐋᓴᐧᐄᔨᔫ
A starving Innu

ᒫᑮ ᑳᐧᐆᐦᑎᑎᑯᒡ ᐧᐋᓴᐧᐄᔨᔫ ᒑᑲᐦᑦ

ᑳᑯᑭᐦᑕᔩᒡ ᐊᐴᐱᐦᓃᒡ᙮

A starving Innu comes to Maggie`s winter camp.

Age 8+
Code

EcWh-900-001

File Size

1.04 mb

Duration

6 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Sound Editor

Louisa George

Described By

Louisa George

Modified

2017-07-08 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Starvation

ᒪᑮ ᑲ ᐄᔅᐸᐦᒋᒡ ᐧᐋᐱᒪᑰᔅᑐᐦᒡ
Maggie`s journey to Whapmagoostui

ᒫᑮ ᓃᔅᑎᐦᒻ ᑲ ᐧᐋᐱᑕᐦᒃ ᐧᐋᐱᒪᑰᔅᑐᐦᒡ

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

Modified

2017-07-08 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Past, Summer, Places, Transportation

ᒫᑮ ᑳᐧᐃᓯᐸᐦᒫᑕᓯᑦ
Maggie`s life

ᒫᑮ ᑏᐸᒋᒨ ᐊᓂᑕ ᐧᐋᔅᑭᒡ ᑳ ᐹᒋ ᐊᐧᐋᓯᐦᐧᐅᑦ᙮

Maggie talks about her roles

when she was a young woman.

Age 6+
Code

EcWh-900-002

File Size

0.92 mb

Duration

5.24 mins

Year Of Recording

197?

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Louisa George

Described By

Louisa George

Modified

2017-07-08 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Family, Past

ᐊᑑᔥ
Aadush story

ᐧᕚᐧᓛᕇ ᒫᕐᒃ-ᔅᑑᐧᐋᕐᑦ ᐁ ᒌ ᑎᐹᒋᒫᑦ

ᐊᑑᔥ ᐁ ᒨᐧᐋᔨᐦᒡ ᐊᐧᐁᔫᐦ ᐁ ᒌ ᓂᐱᐦᐋᔨᒡ᙮

Florrie Mark Stewart is telling a legend about how Aadush treated people after killing them.

Age 4+
Code

EcEm-020-005

File Size

2.44 mb

Duration

14.46 mins

Year Of Recording

1998

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marie-Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Florrie Mayappo

Described By

Florrie Mayappo

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Themes

Legends, Memoirs

Topics

Boy, Winter, Places, Man, Monsters, Transportation

ᒐᐦᑳᐯᔥ
Chahkapesh

ᕝᐧᓛᕇ ᑳ ᑎᐹᒋᒫᑦ ᒐᐦᑳᐯᔥ ᓇᒣᔅ ᑳ ᑯᐦᒋᐸᔨᐦᐄᑯᑦ, ᒐᐦᑳᐯᔥ ᑲᔦᐦ ᐊᐦᐄᐱᐦᒉᓲ ᑲᔦᐦ ᒫᒃ ᒐᐦᑲᐯᔥ ᑳ ᑭᐦᒉᒧᑎᑦ ᐊᒥᔅᒄ᙮

Chahkapesh gets swallowed by a giant fish, asks how the spider makes its web and steals a beaver and takes it home. Chahkapesh climbed a tree, and snared the sun.

Age 8+
Code

EcEm-020-003

File Size

5.34 mb

Duration

31 mins

Year Of Recording

2002

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marie-Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Florrie Mayappo

Described By

Florrie Mayappo

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Girl, Tradition, Animals, Monsters, Supernatural

ᐁ ᐊᑕ ᐄᔑᓈᑯᐦᒡ ᒌᔑᒄ
Climate change

ᐁ ᓇᓈᑲᒋᔥᑖᑲᓅᐦᒡ ᐁ ᐊᑕ ᐄᔑ ᒌᔑᑳᒡ᙮ ᐋᐦᒋᔫᐦ ᐁ ᐊᑕ ᐄ ᒌᔑᑳᒡ ᐁ ᐊᑕ ᒥᔫᔅᑲᒪᐦᒡ᙮ ᑖᓐ ᐁ ᐄᔑ ᑕᐦᑲᐦᐅᑯᐧᑖᐤ ᐊᐧᐁᔒᔕᒡ ᐁ ᐊᑕ ᐋᐦᒋᐸᔩᐦᒡ ᐁ ᓰᑯᐦᒡ ᐁ ᒌᔑᑳᒡ᙮

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

ᑳᐄᔥ ᐯᒋ ᐱᒪᐦᒋᐦᐆᒡ
Survival in the bush

ᑖᓐ ᑳ ᐄᔑ ᐯᐦᒋ ᐱᒫᐦᒋᐦᐆᒡ ᐊᓂᑌᐦ ᓅᐦᒋᒦᐦᒡ ᒣᐧᑳᒡ ᑳ ᐯᒋ ᐱᒥᓈᑲᓄᑦ ᐁᔥᒄ ᐁ ᒌ ᐊᐱᔒᔑᑦ᙮

The author tells about how they used to live in the bush and how they survived, when she was a little girl.

Age 10+
Code

EcEm-020-004

File Size

2.53 mb

Duration

14.54 mins

Year Of Recording

2002

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marie-Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Florrie Mayappo

Described By

Florrie Mayappo

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Food, Transportation, Family, Past, Fall, Winter, Animals, Places, Tradition

ᒥᔑᔑᑳᒄ
The giant porcupine

ᕝᐧᓛᕇ ᒫᕐᒃ-ᔅᑑᐧᐋᕐᑦ ᑳ ᑎᐹᒋᒨᑦ ᑖᓂᑦᐦ ᑳ ᐅᐦᒋ ᒋᒧᑎᑦ ᒥᔑᔑᑳᒄ ᐃᔅᐧᑫᐤᐦ, ᒣᐧᑳᒡ ᐁ ᓂᑑᐦᐆᔨᐦᒡ ᐅᓈᐯᒥᔫ᙮

Florrie Mark Stewart is telling a story of how the giant porcupine kidnapped a woman who was alone in her teepee while the husband was out hunting.

Age 4+
Code

EcEm-020-006

File Size

0.87 mb

Duration

5.04 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Marie-Odile Junker

Sound Editor

Florrie Mayappo

Described By

Florrie Mayappo

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Southern

Quality

Good

Communities

Eastmain

Languages

Southern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Boy, Animals, Man, Woman, Monsters, Supernatural, Transportation

ᓇᒧᐄ ᐅᒋ ᐄ"ᑖᐆᒡ ᓂᔅᑲᒡ ᐊᓐ ᑳ ᓰᑰᒡ᙮
Unfortunately we didn`t have geese

ᐯᔨᐧᑳᐤ ᐁ ᓰᑰᒡ ᓇᒨᐃ ᐅᒋ ᐄ"ᑖᐆᒡ ᓂᔅᑳᒡ"᙮

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

ᐃᓯᓂᐦᑳᓯᐧᐃᓐᐦ, ᒋᔖᔨᔪᐧᐃᒡ ᑳ ᓂᑭᒧᔥᑎᐦᒡ
Cree names that elders sing

ᐄᔨᔫ ᓂᑭᒧᐧᐃᓐᐦ, ᐄᔨᔨᐤ ᐃᓯᓂᐦᑳᓱᐧᐃᓐᐦ᙮ ᒋᔖᔨᔨᐅᐧᐃᒡ ᐧᐋᐦᒋ ᓂᑭᒧᐧᐃᒡ ᐋᔨᔫᒃ ᐋ ᒥᐧᔮᔨᐦᑎᐦᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐧᐄᒋᐦᐄᑯᐧᐃᒡ ᒑᒌ ᒋᔅᒌᑎᐧᐋᒡ ᐊᐧᐋᔨᔫᐦ᙮

Cree songs, cree names. The elders sing songs because they love to sing and it also helps them remember the people.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-006-022

File Size

1.01 mb

Duration

5.54 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Family, Seasons

ᓂᔅᒃ ᑭᔮᐦ ᒋᔖᔮᒄ ᓂᑭᒧᐧᐃᓐᐦ
Goose and Bear Songs

ᐅᐦᐄ ᓂᑭᒧᐧᐃᓐᐦ ᓂᔅᒃ ᑭᔮᐦ ᒋᔖᔮᒄ ᓂᑭᒧᐦᐧᐋᑭᓄᐧᐃᒡ, ᑎᑯᓐ ᐋ ᐃᔑ ᒋᐧᔖᒥᑭᐦᒡ᙮ ᑭᔮᐦ ᑳ ᐃᑖᔨᐦᑎᒥᐦᐄᑯᐧᐃᒡ ᐄᔨᔨᐅᒡ ᐊᓂᔮᐦ ᓂᑭᒧᐧᐃᓐᐦ᙮

These are songs about the goose and the bear and the meaning behind the songs. What the songs mean to the Crees.

Age 4+
Code

EcWe-006-019

File Size

0.81 mb

Duration

4 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Unknown

Sound Editor

Hank House

Described By

Hank House

Modified

2016-09-29 00:00:00

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Wemindji

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Family, Seasons

ᐄᔨᔨᐤ ᐊᔨᒥᐦᐋᐅᓂᑭᒧᐧᐃᓐᐦ
Cree Hymns

ᐋᐱᕐᐦᐋᒻ ᓂᑭᒨ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐋᔨᒧᑎᒻ ᐊᓂᔮᐦ ᑳ ᒋᔅᑯᑎᒫᑯᑦ ᐊᔨᒥᐦᐋᐅᒋᒫᐤᐦ ᐧᐋᓪᑎᓐ ᑳ ᐄᓯᓂᐦᑳᓱᔨᒡᐦ ᒥᐦᒑᑎᐱᐳᓐᐦ ᐅᑖᐦᒡ᙮

Abraham sings and discusses cree hymn which he learned from Reverend Walton many years ago.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-008-008

File Size

0.81 mb

Duration

4.43 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

Spirituality, Art and Music

Themes

Song, Discussion, Interview

Topics

Tradition, Man

ᐄᔨᔨᐅᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐄᔥᒌᒫᐅᒡ
Crees and Inuits

ᐋᐱᕐᐦᐋᒻ ᒌᐦ ᑎᐹᒋᒨ ᑖᓂᑖᐦ ᑳ ᐅᐦᒋ ᒋᐦᒋᐱᔨᔨᒡ ᐋᐦ ᓂᑐᐱᔨᑎᑖᑐᒡ ᐄᔨᔨᐅᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐄᔥᒌᒫᐅᒡ᙮

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

ᐃᔮᔖᐤ ᐅᑯᓯᔅᐦ
Iyaashaau`s Son

ᐋᐱᕐᐦᐋᒻ ᒋᔅᒋᓯᐤ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓂᔨᐤ ᐃᔮᔖᐤ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐅᑯᓯᓰᔨᐤᐦ ᐋᐦ ᑎᐹᒋᒫᑭᓂᐧᐃᔨᒡᐦ᙮ ᐃᔮᔖᐤ ᒌᐦ ᓂᑭᑖᐤ ᒥᓂᔥᑎᑯᐦᒡ ᐧᐋᐦᔨᐤ ᐋᐦ ᐧᐄᒋᒡ, ᒥᒄ ᒫᒃ ᒋᔮᔥᒄᐦ ᑭᔮᐦ ᓂᒫᔅᐦ ᒌᐦ ᐧᐄᒋᐦᐄᑯᔨᐤᐦ, ᐃᔮᔖᐤ ᐅᑯᓯᔅᐦ ᒌᐦ ᒥᔅᑭᒻ ᑖᓂᑖᐦ ᒑ ᐃᑐᐦᑖᑦ ᐋᐦ ᐧᐄᐦ ᒋᐧᐋᑦ᙮ ᐊᓐ ᒫᒃ ᐅᑯᓯᓯᒫᐤ ᑳ ᐅᑎᐦᑎᒃ ᐧᐄᒋᐧᐋᐤ ᑳ ᒋᔅᐱᓂᑎᒫᓱᑦ᙮ ᑳ ᐱᐦᑯᐦᐋᑦ ᐅᑳᐧᐄᐦ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐧᐄᒋᔖᓂᔥᐦ, ᐱᔮᔒᔑᐦᒡ ᑳ ᐄᔑᓈᑯᐦᐋᑦ᙮

Abraham recounts the story of Iyaashaau and his son. Iyaashaau abandoned his son on an island far from home, but with the help of the seagull and fish, Iyaashaau`s son finds his way home. When the son returns home he seeks revenge on his father and sets his mother and siblings free by turning them into birds.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-008-007

File Size

3.55 mb

Duration

20.42 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

Spirituality, Citizenship, Science

Themes

Legends, Interview, Song, Teachings

Topics

Family, Boy, Girl, Animals, Places, Man, Woman, Transportation

ᐧᐋᔥᑭᒡ ᐄᔨᔨᐤ ᓂᑭᒧᐧᐃᓐᐦ
Traditional Cree Songs

ᐋᐱᕐᐦᐋᒻ ᓂᑭᒨ ᐱᔥᒡ ᐧᐋᔥᑭᒡ ᓂᑭᒧᓐᐦ ᐅᐦᒋ ᐋᐧᐋᓰᔅᐦ ᐋᐦ ᓂᑭᒧᐦᐋᑭᓂᐧᐃᔨᒡᐦ᙮ ᓂᔅᒃᐦ ᑭᔮᐦ ᒥᐦᒑᔑᐤᐦ ᐋᑎ ᐃᔨᑎᐦᐋᒧᐧᐋᑭᓂᐧᐃᔨᒡᐦ᙮ ᐧᐄᐦᑎᒻ ᑭᔮᐦ ᑖᓂᑖᐦ ᑳ ᐅᐦᒋᐱᔨᔨᒡ ᓃᔥᑎᒻ ᑳᓯᓂᐧᑳᐹᑭᐦᐄᑭᓂᐧᐃᔨᒡ᙮

Abraham shares some traditional songs about animals, specifically the goose and fox. He also mentions the introduction of the fiddle and how it was adopted.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-008-006

File Size

1.95 mb

Duration

11.22 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Alisson Bobbish

Described By

Alisson Bobbish

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

Art and Music, History

Themes

Discussion, Interview, Song

Topics

Tradition, Past

ᒣᑕᐧᐃᓐ
Medawin

ᓃᔥᑎᒻ ᑖᐹᑐᑖᒡ ᒣᑖᐧᐃᓐ ᐊ ᒉ ᐊᐱᑦᔥᑖᑦ ᒐᔫ ᐊᓐᑐᐧᐋᐃᑖᒃᒡ ᒦᒋ ᐧᐋᔥᑭᒡ᙮ ᐊ ᒉ ᐁᒃᓵᑉᑎᑭᓅᒡ, ᒥᔥᑎᒃ ᐊᒋ ᐊᐱᑦᔥᑖᑦ ᓀᒫᔅ ᐊ ᒉ ᓀᑐᐧᐊᒫᒡ᙮

The first story tells about how rituals were performed to create good. It is a story about when a community nearly went into starvation and how an elder performed a shaking tent to prevent the community from this bad omen. The second story tells how an old man who was sick was brought back to health by similar rituals.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-028-001

File Size

2.90 mb

Duration

16.56 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Collected By

Violet Bates/unknown interviewer

Sound Editor

Suzanne House

Described By

Suzanne House

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect, English

Teachings

History, Geography

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Food, Starvation

ᐋ ᒌ ᒫᔅᒑᒡ ᐄᔅᒌᒫᐅᒡ
Battle with the Inuits

ᐧᐋᔥᑭᒡ ᐊᓂᑖᐦ ᐋᔥᒄ ᐋ ᒌ ᒫᔑᐦᐄᑐᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐋ ᒌ ᓂᐱᐦᐄᑐᒡ ᐄᔨᔨᐅᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐄᔅᒌᒫᐅᒡ

This is a story of long ago when the Crees and the Inuits were still fighting and killing each other.

.

Age 10+
Code

EcWh-901-001

File Size

7.93 mb

Duration

47 mins

Year Of Recording

1970

Year Of Last Edit

2003

Collected By

Cree Program Collection

Sound Editor

Alice Duff

Described By

Alice Duff

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good

Communities

Whapmagoostui

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Food, Man, Supernatural, Past, Winter

ᐊᒥᒫᐦᑖᐅᐃᔨᐦᑎᐤ ᐊᓃᐧᔖᐹᐅᐧᐃᒡ
Brothers playing with magic

ᐊᑯᒋᐦᐃᑑᒡ ᐊᒥᒫᐦᑖᐅᐃᔨᐦᑎᐤ ᓈᐹᐅᒡ ᐊᐧᐄᒌᑖᑑᒡ ᑭᔮᐦ

Brothers playing with magic powers and how they use their skills against each other.

Age 18+
Code

EcWh-901-002

File Size

1.64 mb

Duration

9.31 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

Themes

Teachings, Legends

Topics

Medicines, Supernatural

ᓂᐱᐧᐃᓐ
Death

ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓐ ᐋ ᓂᐦᐄᑯᐧᐋᑭᓂᐧᐃᑦ ᐊᐧᐋᓐ ᐊ ᐴᓂᐱᒫᓯᔨᑦ᙮

Stories about how to take care of the deceased.

Age 12+
Code

EcWh-901-003

File Size

2.11 mb

Duration

12.18 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, Art and Music, History

Themes

Teachings

Topics

Supernatural, Family, Tradition, Past, Man

ᐋ ᒧᔑᐦᐋᑭᓄᐧᐃᒡ ᐊᐧᐋᓂᒌ
Encounter with Spirits

ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓐ ᐋ ᒧᔑᐦᐋᑭᓄᐧᐃᒡ ᐊᐧᐋᓂᒌ ᑭᔮᐦ ᐋ ᒋᔅᑯᑎᒫᒑᓄᐧᐃᒡ

Encounter with Spirits, the event that takes place and the teachings from it.

Age 18+
Code

EcWh-901-004

File Size

1.81 mb

Duration

10.32 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, Art and Music

Themes

Legends, Memoirs, Teachings

Topics

Monsters, Supernatural, Family, Tradition

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