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Book Deal News

Suzanne  -  Jan 24, 2017  -  Comments Off on Book Deal News
North American rights to Suzanne Methot’s non-fiction book, Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing, has sold to editor Susan Renouf at ECW Press. The deal was brokered by agent Stephanie Sinclair at the Transatlantic Agency. Publication date is Spring 2018.

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CBC Radio One Appearance

Suzanne  -  Jan 23, 2017  -  , , , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on CBC Radio One Appearance
On National Aboriginal Day 2016, Suzanne Methot was a featured commentator on CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning. This five-minute documentary piece on the Indigenous history of Toronto began when CBC freelance contributor Aparita Bhandari came across my 2012 blog post “Toronto Is An Iroquois Word.” Dragonfly wrote the original post in response to the oft-heard […]

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Resources for Social Justice Education

Suzanne  -  Dec 21, 2016  -  , , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Resources for Social Justice Education
Scholastic Canada has just released a new series of classroom resources for grades 4–6. These inquiry-based, magazine-style books focus on ethical citizenship, social justice, and sustainability in Canadian society. Each book in the series is bundled with a teacher’s guide and an accompanying website featuring videos and other resources. The Take Action series is based […]

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Human Library Project

Suzanne  -  Nov 29, 2016  -  Comments Off on Human Library Project
Suzanne Methot is taking part in the University of Toronto’s “Human Library” event on Friday, December 2, from 11 am to 3 pm at Hart House in Toronto. Billed as “real people, real conversations,” this event allows members of the public to “check out” human “library books” for 25 minutes of one-on-one time. This year’s […]

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Lessons In the Real World

Suzanne  -  Oct 20, 2016  -  , , , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Lessons In the Real World
Here we are, Halloween time again – and retail stores are once again trading in racism and appropriation by selling Halloween costumes that allow people to dress up like “Indians.” However, as we saw with this fall’s national conversation about the Cleveland Indians name and logo, the tide is beginning to shift, as non-Indigenous allies […]

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Coming Soon – New Non-Fiction Book

Suzanne  -  Jul 05, 2016  -  , , , , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Coming Soon – New Non-Fiction Book
Suzanne Methot has received a $12,000 Ontario Arts Council Works-In-Progress grant to complete a non-fiction book on intergenerational trauma in Indigenous peoples and communities. Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing (the new working title) discusses intergenerational trauma at the individual, family, and community levels, with a focus on mechanisms of transmission and approaches to healing. […]

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New Resources on Social Justice

Suzanne  -  May 08, 2016  -   -  Comments Off on New Resources on Social Justice
Scholastic Canada has a new series of classroom resources for grades 4–6 that focuses on ethical citizenship, social justice, and sustainability in Canadian society. These inquiry-based, magazine-style books are designed for whole class study and students working in small groups. The “Take Action” series is based on inquiry and project-based learning and features cross-curricular connections […]

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Inuit Film on Trauma and Healing

Suzanne  -  May 08, 2016  -  , , ,  -  Comments Off on Inuit Film on Trauma and Healing
The CBC recently aired a film that deals with the issue of intergenerational trauma in Indigenous peoples and communities. The film is now available online, and you need to watch it. Tony: Back From the Brink, tells the story of Tony Kalluk, an Inuk from Clyde River, Nunavut, who was in conflict with the law […]

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The Textbook You Need To Have

Suzanne  -  May 08, 2016  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on The Textbook You Need To Have
Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations is an absolute must-have for educators, literacy practitioners, direct-service workers, community engagement workers, and anyone working with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. First published in 2011 to support the Ontario Native Studies 11 curriculum, and available in both English and French, the textbook was so well received that it […]

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Cree Student Named Rhodes Scholar

Suzanne  -  Jan 12, 2016  -  , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Cree Student Named Rhodes Scholar
The news went national in November 2015: Billy-Ray Belcourt, a 21-year-old Comparative Literature student at the University of Alberta, has been named a 2016 Rhodes Scholar, one of 11 Canadian students to receive the prestigious scholarship for post-graduate studies at Oxford University. What makes Belcourt’s award notable is that he is the first First Nations […]

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