Susan D. Dion is a Lenape-Potawatomi scholar with Irish-Quebecois ancestry and in Braided Learning she shares her approach to learning and teaching about Indigenous histories and perspectives.
Braided Learning draws on Indigenous knowledge and world views to explain perspectives that are often missing from the national narrative. This generous work is an invaluable resource for Canadians trying to make sense of a difficult past, decode unjust conditions in the present, and work toward a more equitable future.
This book is a must-read for teachers and education students. It should also be read by students and practitioners in social work, child and youth counselling, policing, and nursing, or anyone seeking a foundational understanding of the histories of Indigenous peoples and of settler colonialism in Canada. This book contains 34 b&w photos, 11 illustrations.