A Weaving of Equity

Transformative Educational Leadership Journal | ISSUE: Fall 2022

Join Indigenous Educator and Leader Heidi Wood in a video of her sharing of a shawl she wove as a physical act of her learning and reflections from TELP. In creating this piece, Wood models her own learning and offers an invitation to us to consider how we might best engage authentically in equity work. 

By Heidi Wood


It has been a challenge to bring in authentic cultural ways of knowing, doing and being into my various leadership roles. I am reminded of the importance to begin the learning from my own strengths and to be authentic in my words, my actions, and my curiosities. To honour that moment of pause, that space between learning and doing, to reflect on my TELP journey, I made the decision to the readings, the discussions, the case studies to weave a shawl.

Heidi Wood

Indigenous Education Coordinator

Heidi Wood is an Indigenous Education Coordinator with the Delta School District #37 and long time NOIIE supporter. Heidi is grateful to acknowledge she is a learner on the traditional territory of the scəw̓ aθən məsteyəxʷ(Tsawwassen) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam). A visitor from Xaayda Gwaii and an educator with mixed First Nations and European ancestry, it is her goal to support teachers with a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives and model the First Peoples Principles of Learning.