ELA A30 A2 The Land or the People?
At some point, you feel Canadian. Whether you were born in Canada or immigrated here, you eventually develop a sense of what it feels like to be Canadian. For high school students, it can be challenging if you haven’t experienced other countries or really much of your own country. It can be complicated trying to put your finger on where it came from, your sense of Canadian-ness, but it’s there.
Two well-known Canadians, relevant to contributing to Canadian nationality and culture, both have considered this question and put their finger on different sources.
One feels their sense of nationality has come from their community, their cultural roots from an immigrant source. The other feels his sense of belonging in Canada is rooted in the land, the harsh northern land he grew up on.
There is a video for each writer below to get a sense of who they are. Each of their messages in these videos is connected to their sense of belong in Canada.