Law Hour: Being An Ally to Indigenous Peoples in Your Legal Practice

On Wednesday, September 27, Law Hour, in collaboration with the Dalhousie Indigenous Law Students Association (DILSA), will be hosting a panel discussion in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Moderated by Professor Naomi Metallic, the panel will be comprised of three non-Indigenous lawyers who have extensive experience working with Indigenous clients.

The discussion will centre around what it means to be an ally to Indigenous peoples as a lawyer, de-centring yourself on Indigenous issues in practice, and using settler privilege to address anti-Indigenous racism. 

About the Panelists

  • Tina Northrup: Staff Lawyer at East Coast Environmental Law with a practice focus on Aboriginal and Indigenous law in the context of environmental and climate justice. 
  • Derek Simon: Managing Partner at Burchell Wickwire Bryson with a practice focus on Aboriginal Law related to treaty implementation, self-government, and land claim negotiations.
  • Emma Halpern: Co-Founder and Legal Manager of PATH Legal and Executive Director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia. 

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Weldon Law Building, W105


No cost. All are welcome.