About the Author

Patricia A. Monture


Patricia A. Monture, Aye-wah-han-day, is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation, Grand River Territory (near Brantford, Ontario). She is mother, sister and auntie. Since 1994, she has been employed at the University of Saskatchewan. Patricia is presently a full professor in the Department of Sociology where she is also the academic director of the Aboriginal Justice and Criminology Program. In 2008, in acknowledgement of her commitment of women’s activism in the university, she received the Sarah Shorten Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers and an honourary doctorate of laws from Athabasca University. In 2009, she received an honourary ll.d. from Queen’s University. Her award-winning publications include Thunder in My Soul and Journeying Forward: Dreaming First Nations Independence.