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Audio: An interview with Patricia Monture

Speaking about inclusion within the academy.


Patricia (Trish) Monture, a lawyer, full professor in the sociology department and academic coordinator of the aboriginal justice and criminology program at the University of Saskatchewan, died of cancer on Nov. 17, 2010, at the age of 52. Read a recent Globe & Mail article on Patricia Monture.

A Mohawk from the Six Nations Grand River Territory, Professor Monture was an inspiration to all and a mentor to many in the academy, say her colleagues and family.

In what may have been one of her last interviews, Professor Monture spoke eloquently about her experiences as an aboriginal scholar with reporter Harriet Eisenkraft for the University Affairs article Racism in the academy. We have decided to post some audio excerpts from that interview, which took place in April 2010. (Running time: 12:16)

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  1. Jessica Iron / January 10, 2011 at 18:00

    Thank you for posting this. I’m her niece and I really needed to hear her voice today. If you have any other interviews of her, please email me. I’d love copies. 🙂

  2. Margaret king / October 29, 2014 at 09:00

    University of Saskatchewan will be hosting a naming ceremony dedicated to Trisha Monture November 24, 2014. This dedication will rename the Aboriginal student’s center The Trish Monture Student Center for Excellence. Please plan to attend attended forward. Thank you. For more information contact Kristina Bidwell Associate Dean of Arts Department.

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