Experts to explore status and future of Arctic, northern and Indigenous women

Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s (FLSQ) is hosting “Arctic/Northern Women: Situating Law and Justice in Development and Equality,” a ground-breaking, interdisciplinary, and multinational conference on Feb. 28 and March 1 that will bring to campus experts in Indigenous, northern, and Arctic issues from Finland, Sweden, Norway, the U.S. and Canada.

Researchers, law practitioners, representatives of non-profits, and policy advocates will examine how their fast-evolving and intersecting fields are shaping contemporary Arctic/northern and Indigenous politics.

“The most important question we will be attempting to answer is how to ensure that women’s voices and experiences – especially those of Indigenous women – are brought into governance processes as laws, policies, budgets, financial resources, land use changes, and social issues are addressed during this period of rapid transformation,” says Queen’s law professor Kathleen Lahey, who is organizing the event with her FLSQ co-director, Queen’s law professor Bita Amani.

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