Rooted through reading
Nov. 23, 2018 | BCS parent and active community member Quentin Condo visited campus today to share his Mi’kmaq heritage with students.
Mrs. Carey and Mr. Triol's Form IV English classes recently completed their reading of Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves. The novel, which was a finalist on Canada Reads 2018, is set in a dystopian future in which the Indigenous people of North America are the only humans left with the ability to dream. In an effort to bring the novel to life and learn about local indigenous culture, Mrs. Carey invited Mr. Condo to speak to her students. The classes discussed the novel's symbolism and the many aspects of indigenous life that were featured in the story, including hunting practices, sweat lodges, and dream catchers. The discussion eventually moved to current issues for Canada's aboriginal people. "The old warriors defended our land with weapons, but the new wave of warriors are in the courtroom," Mr. Condo shared emphatically. "The education of the next generation of lawyers and leaders is our ammunition for positive change."
Click here to read about his previous feature on Photo of the Day in September.