Category Archives: Storytelling Month (February)

Rolling Head (Solomon Ratt 2016, 2019, 2021, th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). This particular story, the Rolling Head, is the initial myth of the Cree Trickster Cycle. It has been handed down over millenia from generation to … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk and the Dogs: Solomon Ratt, 2016, 2021 (th-dialect)

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is the protagonist in many of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world. This short and funny … Continue reading

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Ida Tremblay, 2017: Wisahkecahk’s Belt (th-dialect)

 Warning: This story includes what we might call “adult content” in English. Or simply an authentically Cree sense of humour. Ida Tremblay-pan ī-ācimot nīhithaw ācathōhkāniwin kapīsiwin 2017 mistasiniy sākahikanihk oskāyak-kapīsiwinihk. The late Ida Tremblay storytelling at the Cree Storytelling … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk Migrates with the Geese (th-dialect), Solomon Ratt 2016, 2021

The Cree word for “sacred story” or “myth” is âtayôhkêwin (in y-dialect), âcathôhkîwin (in th-dialect). Wisahkecahk is the protagonist in many of these stories, which often serve to explain some curious aspect of the natural world, or teach some important … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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kîkwây kiwihtamâkonaw âcathohkîwina? What do our stories tell us? Solomon Ratt (th-dialect, audio)

kîkwây kiwihtamâkonaw âcathohkîwina? cihcipiscikwânᑮᒁᕀ ᑭᐏᐦᑕᒫᑯᓇᐤ ᐋᒐᖪᐦᑮᐏᓇ?  WHAT DO OUR STORIES TELL US: The Rolling Head. tânisi mâka kayâs î-kî-itâpatahki âcathohkîwina?ᒋᐦᒋᐱᐢᒋᒁᐣᑖᓂᓯ ᒫᑲ ᑲᔮᐢ ᐄ ᑮ ᐃᑖᐸᑕᐦᑭ ᐋᒐᖪᐦᑮᐏᓇ?How were sacred stories used long ago? ispî mâna kâ-kî-pipohk onîkihikomâwak mâna kî-mâh-mâci-acathohkîwak, î-otamihâcik ocawâsimisiwâwa ispî kâ-pihcâ-tipiskâthik. … Continue reading

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Chief Anus: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

Sol offers this as his contribution to story-telling month for 2019. One friend commented that the story is hardly new: people have been making the same complaint about bosses for millenia! I hope it makes you laugh! pêyakwâw kî-kâh-kihkâmitiwak pâh-pahki … Continue reading

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Billy Joe Laboucan: Wisahkecahk Seeks a Bride (y-dialect)

Thanks, Billy Joe, for letting me post this story: Here’s some tobacco for you!

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Wisahkecahk and the Chickadee – Solomon Ratt – 2017 (th-dialect)

It’s late in the season for this Wisahkecahk story – so you may have to look for some snow while you’re listening – but thanks to Ben Godden for his amazing work transcribing the story-telling juggernaut that is Solomon Ratt … Continue reading

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Wisahkecahk and the Moose 2017 (y-dialect, video)

 

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