No Time for Stories:
Louis asks Randy to help Mr. Thompson collect the medicinal plant known as rat root. He also tells him bring muskimot (a bag) with him. Randy thinks that muskimot means hiking shoes. He borrows Anne’s hiking shoes. The hiking shoes Randy is wearing are too small and his feet begin to hurt.
Stick to the Plan:
Louis tells Randy that he needs to deliver kinowacigosa (long wooden sticks) to Mr. Thompson, and cimacigosa (short wooden sticks) to Mr. Charles. Randy begins to wonder which wooden sticks are for Mr. Charles and which ones are for Mr. Thompson. When Randy arrives at Mr. Thompson’s house he finds out that he has brought the wrongs sticks.
This is the sort of Louis, an Aboriginal elder, whose mission in life is to help the people in his community in any way he can. Louis is getting older and it's getting harder for him tp help him with his work. Ever day Louis gives Randy a task. But there is one problem: Louis mostly speaks Cree and Randy only speaks English. how can Randy help Louis if he can't understand his instructions? In order for Randy to fully understand Louis instructions he first needs to learn what the Cree words mean.