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Suzanne Methot

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Suzanne Methot is the author of the non-fiction book mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi">Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing, co-author of the Grade 11 textbook Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;font-style:normal;mso-bidi-font-style:italic">, and a contributor to Scholastic’s Take Action series of elementary classroom resource books. She 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. She also designs programs and facilitates change-making sessions for the education, health care, environmental, 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 the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Windspeaker, and Canadian Geographic. She is currently working on a series of books for children and youth, and on a novel set in northern Alberta. In 2014, Suzanne was nominated for the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature. She is represented by Stephanie Sinclair of the Transatlantic Agency.

Born in Vancouver in 1968 and raised in Peace River, Alberta — which is known as Sagitawa (“where the rivers meet”) in the Nehiyawak language — 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 in British Columbia.

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Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing. ECW Press, 2019
Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations. Pearson/Goodminds, 2011


Nominated for K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature, 2014
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