Cate May Burton is a Canadian woman of British and American heritage. She is currently on leave from her PhD studies at the Social Justice Institute at UBC while she completes a one-year Bachelor of Education for elementary/middle years. Her research interests include critical theory, decolonial & critical race theory, Indigenous-settler relations in Canada, and the decolonization of k-12 education in Canada. Her doctoral project will examine the role teacher education has to play in preparing non-indigenous teachers to respectfully and effectively pursue decolonizing education practices in BC classrooms. She completed her MA in Women & Gender Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS.