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Pamela Palmater on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls: Fredericton NB

The Atlantic Human Rights Centre (AHRC) invites you to the 2017 Vigod Memorial Lecture on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls with Professor Pam Palmater on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kinsella Auditorium. Professor Palmater raises concerns that “the current national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls is the result is decades of hard work and advocacy of Indigenous women’s groups, families, communities and experts. Yet despite the launch of the national inquiry, it has been plagued with delays and growing concerns that it cannot get to the truth under its current structure and terms of reference.” She further explains “shining a light on the dark places in Canadian society that have allowed this crisis to continue requires more than a historical overview of colonization – it requires a human rights framework which exposes the many ways in which the human rights of Indigenous women and girls have been denied, its impacts and remedies.” Professor Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer, author, and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick. She is the former spokesperson, organizer and educator for the Idle No More movement and currently holds the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.