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Patricia A. Monture



Professor Patricia A. Monture is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation, Grand River Territory (near Brantford, Ontario).  She is mother, sister, and auntie.  She is a full professor in the Department of Sociology, where she teaches in the area of Aboriginal justice.
Trisha was educated as a lawyer in Ontario and has graduated from the University of Western Ontario (BA, Sociology), Queen’s University (LL.B) and Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.M), and holds honorary LL.D degrees from Athabasca University (2008) and Queen’s University (2009).

From 1989 to 1994, Professor Monture taught in Canadian law schools.  In 1994, she joined the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan as an associate professor.  She was granted tenure in 1998 and promoted to full professor in 1999.  From 2001 to 2004 in addition to her teaching responsibilities, she was Special Advisor to the Dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan on Indigenous Initiatives and Academic Coordinator of Aboriginal Justice and the Criminology Program. She also has advised several Aboriginal organizations including the Assembly of First Nations and the Native Women's Association of Canada. 

Professor Monture is the author of a number of important works, including: Thunder in My Soul: A Mohawk Woman Speaks (2003) and Journeying Forward, Dreaming First Nations Independence (2001), and co-editor (with Patricia McGuire), First Voices: An Aboriginal Women’s Reader (2009).

Professor Monture is also the recipient of a number of awards, including the 2008 Human Rights in Action Award from the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. Her contribution to the advancement of women in the university was recognized with a 2007 Sarah Shorten Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers.



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