Stories, Legends, and Chants

This page features stories from various legends and also from various Cree Language Curriculum Developers. The stories include text in English and in Cree with illustrations by current and past artists. Many of the stories below are available for puchase alone or as part of Instructional Curriculum Unit Plans and Resources. Please see our Resource page.

Onion Lake Readers were originally developed by Onion Lake Immersion. The following are 4 Fall Readers for Nursery and they are written in Woodland Cree syllabics:

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There are several more stories in the works.

Five Little Bannock Story Book - Woodland Cree, Plains Cree or Dene
A virtual story book about 5 little bannock sharing a bed. This story is based on a Woodland Cree booklet developed by Cynthia Cook. This storybook was developed for Nursery Family Units.
My Mother - Dene, Woodland Cree
A virtual storybook titled My Mother. This storybook was developed for Nursery Family Units.
This storybook is also available on YouTube in Dene

My Mother and Father - Dene, Woodland Cree
A virtual storybook titled: My Father and Mother. This storybook was developed for Nursery Food Units.
This storybook is also available on YouTube in Woodland Cree
Lets Go Buy Food Story - Dene, Plains Cree, and Woodland Cree
A virtual storybook titled: Lets's Go Buy Food. This storybook was developed for Nursery Food Units.
This storybook is also available on YouTube in Plains Cree
Run, Run, Little Rabbit (only in Cree)
This is an animated poem about a rabbit who needs to run away from a fox.

The Young Woman and The Huge Trout - Woodland Cree or English
A story of a young lady who catches a huge trout and needs her family's help. This story is based on a Grade 3 story book by the GLC Instructional Staff.


The Adventuresome : English
: Woodland Cree
Featuring in one of his many adventures. rides a buffalo and an eagle, and joins the geese in their flight north.  Credits

The Great Naming Contest
Featuring , the weasel, and the spider. A story of a naming contest where the man who guesses the name of the chief's daughter, gets to marry her. Explains why the weasel behaves so nervously today.
WILL SOON BE AVAILIBLE IN CREE (in editing) Credits
* FLASH ENHANCED *

 

The Cry of the Chickadee
Story of why the chickadees cry differently in the spring.
FLASH COMING SOON

Landforms Poem Woodland Cree
Landforms Poem Plains Cree
This is an animated poem about five landforms with animals. This poem was written in woodland Cree by Grace Cook for grade 2 students.