uses Mi'kmaw 8-pointed stars to teach math
This story is part of a series from CBC's Eskasoni Community Bureau, based out of the Sarah Denny Cultural Centre. This series comes from weeks of conversations with community members about what they feel is important to see, hear and read on CBC's platforms.
Stephen Francis of Eskasoni, N.S., dropped out of high school and left home as a teen to work in the U.S., but after being sidelined by an injury, he enrolled in a GED program to pursue an abandoned dream.
CBC News reporter Erin Pottie recently sat down with Francis, 58, at his Cape Breton home to hear more about his life, and how he's using Mi'kmaw art to teach math to a new generation of Indigenous students.
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