Posted: March 25, 2018
Anglophone North School District welcomed Dr. Isabelle Knockwood, author of "Out of the Depths”, which chronicles the experience of Mi'kmaq children at the Indian Residential School in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. Isabelle spent two days in ASD-N on March 19th and 20th. The first day saw ASD-N collaborate with Natoaganeg First Nation to host a spring social/gathering for Indian Residential School Survivors and Elders that included drumming and dancing from students of Natoaganeg School, a talk from Isabelle, and a translation activity for the Elders and Survivors. On the second day of her visit, Dr. Isabelle Knockwood worked with educators from ASD-N who participated in a book study of her book "Out of the Depths". Educators were actively engaged during this once in a lifetime opportunity that had a positive impact on all. ASD-N's First Nation Education Team would like to thank Dr. Isabelle Knockwood for sharing her knowledge and Natoaganeg First Nation for the use of their community hall and the support of their Health Centre.