Story/Storytelling, according to Dr. Daniel Heath Justice (2018) asks, in part, "How do we become good ancestors? How do we become good relatives?". Join Peggy as she reflects on these questions during her author journey to write the new book “The Secret Pocket” (Book Release date, April 11, 2023). It’s a story that balances Authenticity, Social Justice/Change, Futurity, and Truth.
Peggy Janicki is an award-winning Dakelh teacher from Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation and holds a Master of Education: Indigenous Knowledges and Pedagogies (UBC). Peggy has worked for decades to reveal the hidden stories and histories of Indigenous Peoples, as featured in UBC’s Open Online Course (MOOC) “Reconciliation through Indigenous Education”. Her passions centre on teaching, union work, war canoe racing, dipnet fishing, weaving and drawing. When her mother shared a secret story that changed all their lives and highlighted the impacts of colonization as well as Survivance (Vizenor, 1999), Peggy also became a storyteller.