The Big Pie Sale:
Louis tells Randy that he has to deliver kuhkithuw (all) the blueberries to Mrs. Charles. Randy picks up only one pail. When Randy arrives to Mrs. Charles’ house with one pail of blueberries she tells him that she’s having a pie sale, and the one pail of blueberries isn’t enough for the number of pies she’s going to bake.
Colours of the Quilt:
Louis tells Randy he needs to get Mrs. Charles some mihkwêkin (red fabric), sîpihkwêkin (blue fabric), osâwêkin (yellow fabric). Randy doesn’t know what those words mean. Randy and Katie mistakenly think that the Cree words Louis told Randy mean red, blue and yellow or orange skirts instead of red, blue and yellow fabric.
This is the story 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 to help people on his own. So he decide to recruit Randy, a 10-year old boy, to help him with his work. Every 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.