Pamela Palmater: Sovereignty Changes Everything

15 02 2016

March 21: Pamela Palmater on Sovereignty Changes Everything: Understanding Canada’s Commitment to Nation to Nation Relations with First Nations. The Law In Society Program and the Department of Sociology present the 2016 Nels Anderson Lecture “Sovereignty Changes Everything: Understanding Canada’s Commitment to Nation to Nation Relations with First Nations” by Dr. Pamela Palmater, Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.  The lecture takes place on Monday, March 21 at 3 p.m. in Carleton 106.  A question period will follow. Dr Palmater’s new book Indigenous Nationhood will be available for purchase.  All are welcome to attend. Dr. Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer, author, and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First nation in New Brunswick and currently Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.  She has been volunteering and working on First Nation issues for over 25 years on a wide range of issues like poverty, housing, education, Aboriginal and treaty rights, and legislation impacting First Nations.  She came in second in the Assembly of First Nations election for National Chief in 2012 and was one of the spokespeople and public educators for the Idle No More movement in 2012-13. Contact: Tracy McDonald at tmcdonal@unb.ca

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