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SCENES FROM: Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for Us) by Oskiniko Larry Loyie. Available from Living Traditions Writers Group in Two Plays About Residential School, with Strength of Indian Women by Vera Manuel. Do not use without permission. © Copyright 1998 Larry Loyie.

ACT ONE

SCENE 1.1: THE MEETING

(excerpt)

GEORGE: To audience.

When I entered the residential school for the first time, I remember I did everything I was told to do.

If I didn't, the ever-present yanking of my hair, a pinched cheek or a slug on the head with a ring of keys kept me in line.

As time went on, I didn't want to be good. I tried to break every rule--but not get caught of course.

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