When differing perspectives come together in a co-learning journey, we learn to listen and understand one another in respectful and reciprocal ways. In this book, John R. and Dorothy have done just that – their pilgrimage can be very much understood as a co-learning journey – a unique gift that has been created by bringing together distinct perspectives on everything from the fiddle to the peony to the black ash.
· Debbie Martin, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples’
Health & Well-Being, Dalhousie University.
Mi’kmaw students will see their experiences and their relations reflected back to them—the hardship and the places of resilience—throughout this book. Settler students will have a window in how processes of colonization, over time, aimed to eclipse Mi’kmaw ways of knowing, being and doing with Eurocentric perspectives. As such the book will provide an important learning resource for Treaty Education in this province.
· Joanne Tompkins, Faculty of Education,
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.