This week on Papa PhD, I have the pleasure of bringing you Naiomi Metallic, member of the Listuguj Mìgmaq First Nation to talk about her academic journey and about her reflections on paths to reconciliation with indigenous peoples in the context of access and inclusion in university.
Naiomi is from the Listuguj Mìgmaq First Nation, located within the Gespègewàgi district of Mìgmàgi (on the Gaspe Coast of Quebec). She holds a BA and LLB from Dalhousie, a civil law degree from Ottawa U, a masters of law from Osgoode, and is currently pursuing her PhD through the University of Alberta.
As of June 2016, she is full-time faculty at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and she holds the Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy.
As a legal scholar, she is most interested in writing about how the law can be harnessed to promote the well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada and conveying this information in accessible ways.
Naiomi also continues to practice law with Burchells LLP in Halifax (where she was Associate Lawyer before joining the law school). As a member of the firm’s Aboriginal Law practice group, she has appeared before the courts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Federal courts in a number of high profile cases involving First Nations clients.
Naiomi has been named to the Named to Best Lawyer in Canada® list in Aboriginal law since 2015.
Thank you, Naiomi Metallic!
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This episode’s resources:
- Naiomi Metallic | Twitter
- Naiomi Metallic | LinkedIn
- Naiomi’s article on 30 years of the the IB&M program at Dalhousie | Website
- Article by A. Habermacher on attitudes towards indigenous issues in different canadian Lay schools | Website
- Masters thesis by SJ Franks on how the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to cation in law schools | Website
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