Pamela Palmater

Pamela Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer, professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University. She is the author of Indigenous Nationhood and Beyond Blood.

  • Warrior Life

    Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence

    By Pamela Palmater     Forthcoming October 2020

    “In this moment of multiple existential crises from climate change to species extinction, ocean degradation, toxic pollution and so on, the Indigenous struggle to regain authority over land provides an opportunity to see our place in the world differently. To me, that is what Palmater’s fiery rhetoric is calling for, a chance to see the world through the lenses of different values.” —David Suzuki

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  • Indigenous Nationhood

    Empowering Grassroots Citizens

    By Pamela Palmater  Foreword by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair     October 2015

    “Pamela Palmater is one of the strong voices of a new generation of Native activists and intellectuals. Her essays on Indigenous Nationhood are intelligent, thoughtful, and well informed. And they take no prisoners.” — Thomas King, author of An Inconvenient Indian and many others.

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