BPC Bulletin: Proposed Shortening of Poetry Book Provokes Mi'kmaw Poet
In Nova Scotia, the Department of Education and Rebecca Thomas, a Mi’kmaw poet, have clashed over the proposed publication of a school edition of her poems.
Thomas is the author of I Place You into the Fire. This book includes poetry about her life as a second-generation Indian residential school survivor.
The Department of Education asked Thomas’s publisher to produce a school edition of the book but also asked for the removal of six poems. Thomas objected.
Rebecca Lau of Global News reports:
Bob Murphy of CBC Radio interviews Thomas:
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