Chief Cadmus Delorme shares perspective, advice at Balfour Collegiate

Balfour Collegiate recently hosted Chief Cadmus Delorme of Cowessess First Nation to offer life and leadership advice to elementary and high school students. Delorme gave two presentations, used humour and storytelling to discuss how they can help further reconciliation, and encouraged students to educate adults around them on topics such as residential schools and the Sixties Scoop. “There’s no mandatory Indigenous studies class coming to the older generations, so our youth are our teachers now,” said Delorme. “As adults, we must turn on our student minds to relearn.” Regina Public Schools Elder in Residence Sharon Agecoutay was pleased with the way that students – including many non-Indigenous students – learned from Delorme. “I think it’s so important for young people to want to learn about other cultures because we find that when we do that, we’re more similar than we are different,” said Agecoutay. “That’s what brings people together, and that’s what reconciliation is: two parties working collaboratively together to make the world a better place.”