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Pam Palmater's long journey


It has been quiet a journey and one that she knows is far from over. There is still much work to be done when it comes to getting to the root of the problems that many Indigenous women face and, much like herself, she knows they cannot do it alone. “Everyone has a role to play, man or woman,” she says, “in empowering women to help their nation.”

When thinking back to the days when she was raising her boys in subsidized housing, she laughs a bit while recalling the dismal state of things from mold to flooding. Yet without that small bit of assistance, she would have been faced with the choice of either pursuing a higher education, which has opened a number of doors for her work in activism, or putting clothes on her children’s backs.

“Someone can have all the passion in the world, but everybody needs help,” she says, “everybody needs a little bit of empowerment, a little bit of assistance. We can’t do it alone.”

> To find out more about Pam, visit her blog: www.indigenousnationhood.blogspot.com

> And for more information about the Indigenous community, visit the following websites:
Indigenous Nationhood: www.indigenousnationhood.com
Centre For Indigenous Governance: www.ryerson.ca/cig/


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