Pan-American Indigenous Rights and Governance Network (PAIR-GN)

Pan-American Indigenous Rights and Governance Network (PAIR-GN)

The Pan-American Indigenous Rights and Governance Network (PAIR-GN) was established by Dr. Terry Mitchell in her Indigenous Health and Social Justice Research Group at Wilfrid Laurier University. PAIR-GN is a cross-continental, interdisciplinary, multi-cultural research partnership examining Indigenous peoples’ engagement with the development, translation, and implementation of international Indigenous rights regimes. PAIR-GN is examining the potential for Indigenous communities of the Americas to use international rights frameworks in their pursuit of secure, just, and responsive societies. We have connected 21 partner institutions from Canada, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, including 5 provinces, from British Columbia to Newfoundland, linking 27 scholars from 8 disciplines; including 8 Indigenous scholars, 5 Canada Research Chairs (Universities of Saskatchewan, Memorial, Laval, UQAM, & Laurier), and 2 Research Chairs at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), several South American human rights organization, as well as 37 collaborators including an influential group of senior advisors.