Guest lecture with Pamela Palmater: Indigenous identities in Canada
Mar 7, 2012, 3pm-4:30pm
As part of the Glendon course, Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (cross-listed with sociology, Canadian studies and social sciences), professor Jennifer Dalton has invited Pamela Palmater to speak on Indigenous identities in Canada. Because of the importance and timeliness of the topic, this lecture is open to all York students, faculty, staff and any other interested members of the York community.
Palmater is a Mi’kmaq lawyer and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick. She has been a practising lawyer for 14 years. She holds the position of associate professor and chair of Indigenous governance in the Department of Politics and Public Administration and heads the Centre for Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University. She completed a doctorate in the science of law (JSD) in 2009, and holds master of laws (LLM), bachelor of laws (LLB) and bachelor of arts (BA) degrees. Palmater's expertise is in Indigenous law, politics and governance. Her research interests include Indigenous governance, Aboriginal and treaty rights, international human rights, Indigenous politics and constitutional law. Her book, Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity, considers the legal problems of status with regard to band membership and self-government citizenship and was released in early 2011.
Jennifer Dalton is a faculty member in York’s Department of Political Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and the Department of Sociology, Glendon College. She specializes in Aboriginal law and politics, Canadian government and constitutional law, and elections and civic engagement, and has published widely in these areas.
|Location:||102 Glendon Hall, Glendon campus|
|Sponsor:||Dr. Jennifer Dalton/Department of Sociology at Glendon|
|Posted by:||Jennifer Dalton|