Pamela Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer, professor, author and social justice advocate who currently holds the position of Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.
Latest from Pamela Palmater
Foster care system one of the paths to murdered and missing Indigenous women
It is not good enough to apologize for residential schools and the Sixties Scoop and then keep taking our children, says Pamela Palmater.
Justin Trudeau has forgotten his promises to Indigenous Canadians
Trudeau told First Nations that if we elected him, he would absolutely respect our legal right to veto any development on our territories. And yet, his government has approved two major pipelines.
International Women's Day: Indigenous women still not equal in Canada
Yesterday yet another damning report was released, concluding that Canada committed “grave violations” of the human rights of indigenous women and girls in Canada, and recommended a national inquiry. How did we come to this state of affairs in Canada?
Can a new national chief make the AFN relevant?
As the Assembly of First Nations gears up to elect a new grand chief, Pamela Palmater questions "whether any of the candidates can radically transform the AFN to be relevant to both chiefs and grassroots First Nations citizens again."
Indian status: Why Lynn Gehl's court challenge matters
Imagine if Canadians had to worry about losing their Canadian citizenship or the right to live in their home province based on who they married or their gender.