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Dr. Vicki Chartrand

Associate Professor, Bishop's University

Prison, Indigenous incarceration, Over-representation of Indigenous population in prison system, Missing and murdered Indigenous women, Grassroots justice


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Broken system: Why is a quarter of Canada’s prison population Indigenous?

What is prison abolition and what does it do for racial justice?


Dr. Chartrand is an associate professor in the Sociology Department at Bishop’s University, Québec and adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa, Criminology Department. Her general research background and interests include penal and carceral politics, modern day colonialism, grassroots justice, and collaborative methodologies. She also has over 15 years of experience working in the non-profit, government, and voluntary sectors. This includes advocating for and with women and children, Indigenous communities and people in prison.


  • Prison
  • Indigenous incarceration
  • Over-representation of Indigenous people in prison
  • Missing and murdered Indigenous women
  • Grassroots justice

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