Suzanne Methot

Suzanne Methot’s fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have been published in anthologies including Steal My Rage: New Native Voices (Douglas & McIntyre) and Let the Drums Be Your Heart (Douglas & McIntyre). Her feature articles, guest columns, profiles, and book reviews have appeared in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, and Canadian Geographic. Suzanne was managing editor of Fuse Magazine and Fireweed: A Feminist Quarterly, and also worked as a copy editor for Ningwakwe Learning Press, NOW magazine, and art galleries including A Space and the McMaster Museum of Art. In addition to her work as a writer and editor, Suzanne has worked extensively in the non-profit sector as an adult literacy practitioner and in social–service environments including the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto. From 2007 to 2012, Suzanne was a teacher with the Toronto District School Board, teaching grades 1–8. She is co-author of the Grade 11 textbook Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations (Pearson Canada) and is also a primary contributor to Scholastic Canada’s Take Action! series of classroom resource books, focusing on social justice, sustainability, and ethical citizenship. In 2014 Suzanne was nominated for the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature. Born in Vancouver and raised in Sagitawa (Peace River, Alberta), she now lives in Toronto, where she is working on a non-fiction book that examines intergenerational trauma in Indigenous communities, including mechanisms of transmission and approaches to healing.