Creating a Better Future for our Children

Serena Francis

Susan Bernard

Mi’kmaq First Nation | New Brunswick

Legacy Leader Serena Francis (Mi’kmaq), proudly asserts “we must know who we are and our ancestral connections… knowing this will help us honor our Mi’kmaq way of life.” Future Legacy Leader and granddaughter of Serena, Susan Bernard (Mi’kmaq), is aiming to uphold her grandma’s requests by working together to recover traditional star knowledge and sky stories and to integrate their findings into educational materials. Listen as Susan shares her experience in teaching Indigenous knowledge regarding blanket making and how she hopes to continue revitalizing their culture through educational opportunities.


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