I’m Ojibway. I come from a line of women who are survivors of displacement. And despite what they went through—maybe even because of it—I believe that we all need to see, learn about and celebrate the positive impact that Aboriginal Peoples have on this country.
“Without the language, we are warm bodies without a spirit…” Mary Lou Fox, Ojibwe elder Language is a vital tool for Aboriginal people as it plays and important role in the transmission of values, spiritual and traditional beliefs, and the entire histories of a people from generation to generation. At one point there were over 300 […]
This piece was originally published on the Canadian Lawyers Abroad blog on Feb. 13, 2014. Over the past five months I have been able to partake in something very special. Something that has not only brought me back to my roots but has reminded me why I began my journey into the legal profession and […]
One of my favourite aspects of being Aboriginal policy counsel for Legal Aid Ontario is that I get to travel the province to speak with people about their experiences with LAO services. Recently I was able to attend the NAN-Wide Justice Summit that took place in Thunder Bay from November 19-21, 2013. The purpose of […]