Pamela is a mixed media artist and photographer, and a member of the Indigenous Laws and the Arts Collective.
She has curated a number of shows, and has taught art at the University level. She is also a practicing lawyer.
Kinwa’s research project represents the culmination of many years of reflection on indigenous issues, first as an anthropology student at the University of British Columbia and then as a burgeoning legal scholar at the University of Victoria (LLB 2004, LLM 2006). Currently, she is working with the Government/Non Profit Initiative to foster more meaningful collaboration between the provincial government and the non-profit sector.
Jeffery Hewitt is Cree and has served as General Counsel to Rama First Nation since 2002. Solutions driven, in 2010 Rama’s legal department tied with Royal Bank of Canada in receiving the inaugural Canadian General Counsel Award for Social Responsibility as recognition for creating ground-breaking programs with seniors and youth. While visiting his alma mater, Jeffery will be researching the connection between Indigenous law and art forms, in particular story-telling and the possible applications to modern day innovation and problem solving.