Dr. Pamela Palmater To Speak at U of T’s Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives

Dr. Pamela Palmater, a Mi’kmaw lawyer and Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University, will be speaking at the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives Hart House (7 Hart House Circle, in the 2nd floor Debates Room) at the University of Toronto on January 17, 2013 at 2pm.

Dr. Palmater will be speaking on “Legal Constitutional Implications of Recent Court Rulings in Relation to Indigenous Identity,” material from her book, Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity.

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Originally from the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick, Dr. Pamela Palmater is a very vocal spokeswoman when it comes to current issues surrounding First Nations people. She came close to winning the National Chief position in the Assembly of First Nations election in July 2012, is Chair in Indigenous Governance, and Academic Director of the Centre for Indigenous Governance. She has also appeared numerous times on Indigenous Waves, the U of T First Nations House radio show.

About the author

Christine Smith (McFarlane)

Christine Smith (McFarlane) is a Saulteaux woman from Peguis First Nation and a contributing editor at The Toronto Review of Books. She has a regular column in the Native Canadian Newsletter, and freelances for Anishinabek News, First Nations House Magazine, Windspeaker, New Tribe Magazine, and firstperspective.ca.