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Suzanne Methot

Suzanne Methot

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Suzanne Methot is the author of the award-winning non-fiction book Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing, co-author of the Grade 11 textbook Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations, and a contributor to Scholastic’s Take Action series of elementary classroom resource books. Her new book, a YA/new adult version of Legacy, will be out in Spring 2023.

Suzanne is a social historian and speaker on human rights, pedagogy, Indigenous literatures, Indigenous worldviews, Indigenous approaches to health and wellness, trauma- and healing-informed practice, and decolonization. A former classroom teacher and adult literacy practitioner, she also writes curriculum, designs programs, and facilitates change-making sessions for the education, health care, environmental, arts/culture, and museum sectors. Suzanne’s fiction, non-fiction, and poetry has been published in several anthologies, and her feature articles, guest columns, and reviews have appeared in Edutopia, All Lit Up, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Windspeaker, Ontario Birchbark, and Canadian Geographic. She is also an editor with 30+ years experience, working in-house at magazines and newspapers, as a freelance editor for the non-profit sector, and as a content reviewer/sensitivity reader for book publishers.

Born in Vancouver in 1968 and raised in Sagitawa/Peace River, Alberta, Suzanne is Asiniwachi Nehiyaw (Rocky Mountain Cree) of mixed Indigenous and European heritage. She lived for 29 years in Wendat–Haudenosaunee–Anishinabeg territory in Toronto, and now makes her home on the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw Nation, near Nanaimo, BC. More info at or connect via Facebook @SuzanneMethotAuthor

Non-Fiction, Fiction, Textbook. Classroom Resources
I write professionally in the following language(s):


Killing the Wittigo: Life After Colonization. 2023, ECW Press
Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing. 2019, ECW Press
Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations. 2011, Pearson


Ontario Historical Society Hugeunot Award for Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing, 2019-2020
Gold Medal, Current Events (Social Issues/Humanitarian), Independent Publisher Book Awards for Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing, 2020
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: