We are happy to announce that Dr. Alison Norman will be joining Know History as a Senior Historian - Indigenous History! We are excited to work with and welcome her to the KH team. Alison has spent the past 20 years immersed in Indigenous history. For the last six, she worked as a Research Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, conducting research for Ontario’s land claims process, and providing advice to government on Indigenous history, issues, and lands.
Alison is a founding member of the Mohawk Institute Research Group, through which she is co-editing a book with Six Nations community members and academics. She has authored many publications, including articles about Six Nations participation in World War I, Indigenous teachers, and Indigenous and settler culinary history, among other topics. She is also the book review editor for Ontario History. In 2011 and 2012, she worked as researcher for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. Alison received both her BA and MA in History at Queen's University, before completing her B.Ed. at the University of Toronto. In 2010, she completed her PhD in the History of Education, also at the University of Toronto.