Pamela Palmater, born in Eel River Crossing in New Brunswick, Canada, is a lawyer, author and social justice activist. She is a Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick. She is an Associate Professor and the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University in Toronto. She has been recognised with many awards and honours for her social justice advocacy on behalf of First Nations generally, and Indigenous women and children specifically. She has written the book Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity. She is frequently called as an expert before Parliamentary and United Nations committees dealing with laws and policies impacting Indigenous peoples. She lives in Toronto.
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