Source: Simon Fraser University (SFU)
Focus: Junior students
Summary: Small Number is a young boy who gets into a lot of mischief.
It is summer time and Small Number visits his Grandpa who lives on their Nation’s traditional territory in a small village near the river.
For Small Number his Grandpa is the wisest man who has ever lived. Grandpa knows so many interesting stories and somehow they are often related to the mischief that Small Number has done or is planning to do.
This afternoon, Grandpa is meeting with a group of elders and a visitor from a university. Every week they get together so that the visitor can record the stories that the elders tell in their mother tongue. Even though Small Number only understands a few words, he enjoys listening to his Grandpa when he speaks in the language of their people. “I’ll ask Grandpa to teach me all stories that he knows, so that one day I can tell them to my children and grandchildren,” thinks Small Number.