A new discovery to me, this morning, courtesy of Cathy Wheaton: an utterly amazing online resource for James Bay Cree (and Treaty 9 Anishinaabe) at http://www.pathoftheelders.com
In addition to audio and video files of elders speaking in their own words, I was thrilled to recognize many of the names of the elders as contributors to Douglas Ellis’s text collection, http://uofmpress.ca/books/detail/cree-legends-and-narratives-from-the-west-coast-of-james-bay to which I devoted nearly three years in preparation for University of Manitoba Press, while working for the UofM’s Linguistics Department and Cree Language Project.
I confess the flash graphics of flickering campfire, and rising smoke took a couple of minutes for my black-and-white text oriented eyes to accept, but it is exciting to see this very polished, high-quality product publicly available, to anyone with an interest in Cree language and culture.
For more audio files collected or prepared by Doug Ellis, you can go to spokencree.org
Thanks for that reminder, Marie-Odile. Having spent so much time preparing the print edition, I’m trying to figure out who to contact for a more obvious cross-reference to his text collection, still available from UofM Press. Audio *with* standard orthography is a pretty powerful tool for Cree
Hi Arden, please contact me directly by e-mail.