2020 Winter Solstice Storytelling – Complete Audio (Solomon Ratt)

kâ-mâwaci-cimâsik kîsikâw âcathohkîwin
ᑳ ᒫᐘᒋ ᒋᒫᓯᐠ ᑮᓯᑳᐤ ᐋᒐᖪᐦᑮᐏᐣ
Solstice Storytelling

Those of us who were able to get in to the Zoom room had a great time listening to Sol’s 2020 Solstice treat that include six of the escapades of Wisahkecahk. The full video is too large to post here, but we were able to extract the audio that some listeners may enjoy. I’ll be adding written texts to this post as I’m able. They won’t be a precise match for the audio, because live storytelling frees the storyteller to adapt to his audience and to the moment, but I can promise they’re a lot of fun to hear!

Sol’s storytelling style provides lots of support for students by alternating between Cree and English, and by having fun making up voices for characters and even using sound effects.

The audio file embedded here includes the entire storytelling session.

The Sacred stories included those of the Flood, the Little Startlers, Birch Tree Markings, Wisahkecahk eating his own scab, and the Shut-Eye Dance. In the manner of traditional story tellers, Sol changes gears quickly from one to the next, stringing them along (along with his audience) one after another.



About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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