|Prompt #1 An Inuit excerpt from When I Was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton|
My Inuit name was taken and I was to be called Margaret. All I had left was a beautiful book my sister read me about a girl named Alice. I hugged it to my chest and tried to be brave like the girl in the story.
Every day for weeks, we woke very early for chores. Instead of sitting in desks, we scrubbed the floor beneath them…
|Prompt #2 A Métis excerpt from Christmas La Pouchinn by Deborah L. Delaronde|
Raymoosh’s parents are first to come/His siblings by their side
As Grandpa’s needs are very great/Raymoosh can help provide
With meal complete and table cleared/Each gift is brought to share
Cherished treasures/made by hand/For everyone who’s there
Fiddles, spoons, and washboards/Start jigging, tapping feet
Clapping hands and voices/Singing songs and keeping beat
The morning brings the sunshine/And visits’round the bay
To other families hosting fun/Each night’till New Year’s Day.