Sophia B.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Heritage Fair

Quill Art (L’art de la penne)

Highlighting the Indigenous Art of using porcupine quills to create beautiful pieces featuring Mi’kmaq artist Melissa Peter-Paul.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

That porcupines had many different uses for indigenous people, food tools and medicine to name a few.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

That Indigenous traditions are still a very important part of our culture.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Keeping Indigenous traditions and culture is very important to me. I am thankful that Melissa Peter-Paul is still a very active member in the indigenous communities and continues to share her knowledge.