Matthew Norris is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band in Northern Saskatchewan. He holds a masters degree in political science from the University of British Columbia and is currently a PhD student at UBC focusing on international Indigenous rights frameworks. He has extensive professional experience working on issues related to Indigenous rights and title, including four years as a policy analyst for the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. Norris has been an Indigenous delegate to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on multiple occurrences, and is a board member of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office, and the vice-president of the Urban Native Youth Association.
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