Then and Now

Once we rode horses,
And had bow 'n arrows.
Now we have guns,
And some drive cameros.

We once smoked tobacco
At certain celebrations,
Now it is causing hospitalization.

Our people lived in wigwams
Made out of birch bark,
Now we have houses
With driveways to park.

We use to wear leather
And eagle feathers,
Now we wear Adidas
And Tommy Hillfiger.

So what do you think
Will happen to our culture?
Will our people just pick
At it like a vulture?

The next step in our
Culture is extinction,
Unless it is taught
With great distinction.

Robin Denny
Eskasoni, NS

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