Pam Palmater

Pam Palmater

  • Artist

Dr. Pamela Palmater is a Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation. She has been a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of New Brunswick for 23 years and currently serves as Professor and the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Toronto Metropolitan University. 

She has 4 university degrees, including a BA from St. Thomas in Native Studies, and an LLB from UNB where she won the Faskin Campbell Godfrey prize in natural resources and environmental law. She went on to complete her Masters and Doctorate in Law from Dalhousie University Law School specializing in Indigenous and constitutional law.

Pam has been studying, volunteering and working in First Nation issues for over 30 years on a wide range of social, political and legal issues, like poverty, focusing on sovereignty and nation building impacting. She was one of the spokespeople, organizers and public educators for the Idle No More movement in 2012-13. An award-winning digital media artist, she is the creator and host of the award-winning Warrior Kids Podcast as well as the Warrior Life Podcast.