Alma Brooks is a Maliseet grandmother from the St. Mary’s First Nation in New Brunswick. She was an elected Band Councillor for one term before moving on to focus on the Maliseet Grand Council and the Wabanaki Confederacy, both traditional decision-making structures. Alma has developed and facilitated many programs for her community over the years and was acting President of the New Brunswick Native Council for 18 years. She is currently teaching a two-year University Course in the Maliseet Language
Dr. Rashid Khalidi is Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, and the author of The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler-Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017 (2020). He was President of the Middle East Studies Association and is co-editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies.