Sébastien Brodeur-Girard is a member of the Barreau du Québec (Quebec bar association) and a professor at the School of Indigenous Studies of Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), where he teaches, among other things, the law of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous legal systems. He holds a doctorate in history from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris and has worked for several years in the social sciences field. He is the author of popular historical works, textbooks, and educational materials. He is currently writing a doctoral thesis in law for Université de Montréal on the reconciliation of Indigenous and Western state law systems, for which he received a grant from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. He recently served as co-director of research for the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services: listening, reconciliation and progress. In his spare time, he is also an environmental activist in his adopted region of Abitibi.