October 21, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

About Dr. Pamela Palmater

Dr. Pam Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer, professor, author, and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick. She has four university degrees, including a BA from St. Thomas in Native Studies; an LLB from University of New Brunswick where she won the Faskin Campbell Godfrey prize in natural resources and environmental law; and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Law from Dalhousie University, specializing in Indigenous and constitutional law. She currently holds the position of Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.

Dr. Palmater has been studying, volunteering, and working on First Nation issues for over 30 years, including a wide range of social, political, and legal issues, like poverty, housing, child and family services, treaty rights, education and legislation impacting First Nations. She was one of the spokespeople, organizers, and public educators for the Idle No More movement in 2012-13.

Please RSVP to speakerseries@msvu.ca to receive a link to this event. This event is open to members of the public. There will be an opportunity for questions following Dr. Palmater’s talk.

The MSVU Black and Indigenous Speakers Series is presented by the MSVU Research Office. The series highlights the research of Black and Indigenous scholars from across Turtle Island.

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