Pam's Bio

Dr. Pamela D Palmater Meetalein, Bonjour, Hello, my name is Pam and I am a Mi’kmaq mother of two boys (Mitchell and Jeremy), from the eastern part of Mi’kma’ki (New Brunswick). My family originates from the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick. We have significant ties to our traditional Nation and our home community, where my great grandfather, Louis Jerome was one of the first chiefs. We also have long-standing ties to various grass roots organizations in the Maritimes who have worked together to advocate for legal and political recognition of our citizens, both Mi’kmaq and Maliseet peoples.

It is my personal and career goal to continue to work on Indigenous issues and nation-building, until we have achieved healthy, sustainable communities supported by strong, vibrant Indigenous Nations that are inclusive of all their rightful citizens. It is vital that we protect our culture and identity for our heirs and their heirs forever.

My goal in creating this website is to help unite and empower the grass roots citizens of our Indigenous Nations in Canada so that we can advocate on our own behalf as individuals and communities to make full-informed decisions about our futures. I challenge the federal, provincial, territorial governments, as well as the Indigenous Nations, governments, communities, and organizations to be more inclusive of their grass roots citizens and better reflect our diverse and common interests as Indigenous peoples.