Dr. Emily Root is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Studies at Cape Breton University, and incoming editor (2017) of the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education.  Her research and teaching interests include Settler decolonizing and intercultural relationships; Education for reconciliation; Indigenous Land-education; Outdoor, experiential, and environmental education; Critical place-based education; Self-directed learning; and Friluftsliv (Norwegian ‘free-air-life’).