Introducing VOW’s New Curriculum Specialist for a Project on Voices From Indigenous North America


Voice of Witness is excited to introduce our new Curriculum Specialist, Suzanne Methot, for our oral history book project, How We Go Home: Voices From Indigenous North AmericaHow We Go Home is a forthcoming collection of first-person Indigenous stories of the contemporary, ongoing effects of displacement and settler colonialism.

Each book in the VOW oral history book series includes Common Core-aligned curricular resources available for free download on our website. These lesson plans focus on the human rights and social justice issues featured in each book, and activities for students that foster empathy, critical thinking, and social-emotional learning.

Suzanne will collaborate with the VOW education team to develop and write curricula for the upcoming book focused on contemporary Indigenous stories in the long and ongoing fight to protect Native land and lifebringing these crucial narratives to classrooms and communities across North America.

Suzanne Methot (Asiniwachi Nehiyaw/Rocky Mountain Cree) is a writer, editor, and educator with a long history of work centering issues impacting Indigenous communities. She the author of the 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 classroom resource books. Suzanne is a speaker on human rights, Indigenous literatures, Indigenous worldviews, Indigenous approaches to health and wellness, intergenerational trauma, and decolonization, and she also designs programs and facilitates professional development sessions for the education, health care, environmental, and arts and culture sectors. 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 Nehiyaw of mixed Indigenous and European heritage. She currently lives on unceded Snuneymuxw territory near Nanaimo, BC.

We are thrilled to be working with Suzanne around educational resources for How We Go Home: Voices From Indigenous North America! To learn more about Suzanne’s work, visit her website.

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