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Patricia Monture honoured with Sarah Shorten Award

Professor Patricia Monture (Sociology) has been awarded the Sarah Shorten Award, established in 1990 to recognize outstanding achievements in the promotion of the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges.

Patricia Monture is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation, Grand River Territory (near Brantford, Ontario). Educated as a lawyer, she received her LL.B.and LL.M. degrees from the University of Western Ontario, Queen’s University and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Professor Monture joined the Department of Native Studies in 1994. Now with the Department of Sociology, her teaching and research focus on the areas of Aboriginal Law and Justice, Indigenous Knowledge, Criminology, Prisons and Prisoners, and Feminist Legal Theory. From 2001 to 2004 in addition to her teaching responsibilities, she was Special Advisor to the Dean of the College of Arts and Science on Indigenous Initiatives. She is the author of Thunder in My Soul: A Mohawk Woman Speaks (Fernwood Books Ltd, 1995) and Journeying forward, dreaming First Nations independence (Fernwood Books Ltd, 2003).