Patricia Monture

good read: “Thunder in her soul – Remembering Patricia A. Monture”

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mardi 7 décembre 2010

Malinda S. Smith, Vice President, Equity

Her Mohawk name was ‘Aywahande,’ or “the one who speaks first or gets things going with words.”

Professor Patricia (‘Trish’) Monture, the brilliant and accomplished Haudenosaunee lawyer, educator, writer and scholar, died on the 17th of November in Saskatoon. A citizen of the Mohawk Nation, Grand River Territory, she was a full Professor and Academic Director of the Aboriginal Justice and Criminology Program in the Department of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan.


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In Celebration of Dr Patricia Monture: Arctic/Northern Women conference

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Queen’s, Feb 28-Mar 1, 2014

Arctic/Northern Women: Law and Justice, Development and Equality

In celebration of Dr. Patricia A. Monture,’88 (1958-2010)

This interdisciplinary conference brings together Indigenous, northern, and Arctic researchers and experts from Canada, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and the US in a two-day examination of how law, justice, development, and equality are shaping contemporary Arctic/northern politics and their impact on women. Students, faculty, members of community organizations, policy analysts, professionals, and anyone with interests in these issues are invited. Details about registration and speakers are located at

Speakers will address the many social, economic, environmental, and health issues facing indigenous, northern, racialized, and immigrant women affected by new Arctic realities. This conference is designed to accelerate access to interdisciplinary and intersectional legal and policy research concerning Arctic/northern and Indigenous women, people affected by changes occurring in and as the result of policies in circumpolar states, and proposals for legal, governance, and policy reforms.

This conference is also convened in celebration of the life and work of Dr. Patricia A. Monture, Queen’s Law 1988, Hon. LL.D. (Athabaska and Queen’s), an inspirational Haudenosaunee woman who graced the Queen’s and Kingston communities as she confronted the realities of racism,colonialism, and Aboriginal existences. For information on Dr. Monture’s scholarship and activism, see Malinda Smith, ‘Thunder in her soul,’ at

This conference is being presented in collaboration with Queen’s University Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, the Faculty of Law, and the Department of Gender Studies, and with co-sponsorship by the Tromso-Umea-Arkhangelsk-Queen’s Network on Gender and Law in the Arctic Region (TUAQ Network).

For further information contact:

Bita Amani (

Kathleen Lahey ( or

Melissa Howlett (