My name is Rose Joseph. I am a Native Indian from Portage, about 76 kilometers from Fort St. James. In our village we have about 153 people living there. I have six children. My oldest is 18 years old and has a child. I'm 35 years old and I've been going to ABE for about three years. I'm trying hard to get my Grade 12. Besides my ABE school, I'm a part time teacher's assistant. I work from 8 to 12 p.m. and go to school from 1 to 8 p.m. My mother watches the children while I work and go to school.
- Rose Joseph
Rose says about herself, "I like to read Voices magazines, that's why I wrote this." Rose is a learner at Portage School near Fort St. James, B.C.
From Voices: New Writers for New Readers, Issue 13, Volume 5, Number 2, Spring 1993. Used by permission.