Indigenous women  have specific knowledge and experience of Canada's colonial history. They have been the target of various state and religious strategies aimed at erasing their role in social and political organization and territorial practices, and limiting their participation in decision-making, the economy and governance among others. Although the process of marginalization of Indigenous peoples has been extensively studied, research has generally failed to consider the impacts of colonization on women's contribution to the governance of their nations and communities. The search for a balance in social and territorial dynamics is at the heart of Indigenous women's claims.
 In the present context, "Indigenous women" refers to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women.
School of Indigenous studies
Suzy Basile, a trained anthropologist, holds a doctorate in environmental sciences. Professor Basile is also of Atikamekw origin and is a partner of various Indigenous organizations and research networks
Suzy Basile, Professor, Director of the Research Laboratory on Indigenous Women’s Issues – Mikwatisiw and Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Women's Issues
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Women's Issues
School of Indigenous Studies
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