"The interview will be in fifteen minutes," Ryan says at the beginning of period two.We set up our audio equipment in the Community Room. I call Ryan on my cell for a test-run on his speaker phone. It works!
Lloyd calls the school to tell us he's ready for the interview. Ryan calls Lloyd. Journey poises his pencil.
I listen in a little. Ryan speaks clearly and confidently. Journey is taking notes, nodding as he listens to a good point. I'm so proud of these guys. They sound professional. Pictures, I think. I've got to get some pictures. I open the door quietly, tip toe out; I tip toe back in, snap a few shots. I want to listen in, but I need to get back to my students.
It's noon now. I'm listening to the boys interview. It's amazing, a school-time-window into my treaty-walks-world.
- Can you please introduce yourself and tell us your profession?
- Where do you come from?
- Where and when did you start sculpting?
- Was there somebody who inspired you to sculpt? Someone or something?
- I'm curious about what is the story behind the Indian statue in Fort Qu'Appelle here.
- Do you have a personal favorite sculpture that you have made?
- There's something else I was meaning to ask you. One of the main points in our magazine is "healing" and I was wondering, is it possible to heal through art? Anything along that line?
- What are your plans for the future?