Here is my interview with Pamela Palmater who is running for AFN National Chief. We talk about her platform, first nations issues like missing and murdered women to water treatment and the lack female representation in first nations decision making to education and equality for children in the welfare system. Palmater says that it's time to take a tougher stance when dealing with the govt so that first nations voices are heard but more importantly that our voices are heard across the country.
Pam Palmater is a Mi’kmaq lawyer whose family originates from the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. In addition to her faculty appointment as an Associate Professor, Dr. Palmater is Chair in Indigenous Governance, and Academic Director of the newly-created Centre for Indigenous Governance, housed in the Faculty of Arts. She is also a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, affiliated with the MA program in Public Policy and Administration.