A Paint Job - Louis tells Randy that Mrs. Charles is working on a sopekahikewin (a painting), and she needs paint and brushes. Katie thinks sopekahikewin means painting the walls. Katie thinks Mr. Thompson might have some leftover paint and brushes he can give to Mrs. Charles. Mrs. Charles tells Randy that she is working on a painting, and not painting the walls.
Let it Snow - Louis tells Randy that Mrs. Charles needs an extension cord to plug her konowi-mechiwin (snow cone) machine. Randy and Katie think Mrs. Charles needs an extension cord for a snow machine. They look for a long extension cord that can reach all the way to Mrs. Charles backyard. Mrs. Charles tells Randy that all she needs it for is to plug in her snow cone machine in the kitchen.
This is the story of Louis, an Aboriginals 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 decides to recruit Randy, a 10-year old boy, to help him with his work. Every day Lois gives Randy a task. But there is one problem: Louis mostly speaks Crees 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.