urban/off-reserve

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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Dragonfly in the Media

Suzanne  -  Oct 01, 2013  -   -  Comments Off on Dragonfly in the Media
Suzanne Methot wrote a guest column for Canadian Geographic magazine’s July/August 2013 issue, entitled “Reclamation Project.” The back-page article focuses on how Aboriginal people connect to and inhabit urban spaces – and how Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians share a common story of resilience and renewal that is embodied in our landscape. To read the […]

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Amanda Berry, the Media, and Her Mother

Suzanne  -  May 22, 2013  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on Amanda Berry, the Media, and Her Mother
By now, you’ve heard about Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight, the three Cleveland, Ohio, women rescued this month after years in captivity. What you haven’t heard is that Amanda Berry is Native American. According to the Native Women’s Association of Canada, there are currently 582 Aboriginal women missing across Canada – and that […]

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The Urban Aboriginal Reality

Suzanne  -  Jan 15, 2013  -  , , ,  -  Comments Off on The Urban Aboriginal Reality
A few weeks ago, The Globe and Mail published a story about the housing crisis on the Attawapiskat First Nation, with the headline “Why Don’t They Just Leave?” When Dragonfly saw the title, we heaved a sigh and rolled our eyes at the media’s persistent boneheadedness. Truth is, “they” have already left. The majority of […]

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