Please join the Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) in congratulating Naiomi Metallic, just awarded one of the TOP 25 Lawyers 2018 by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Naiomi is a member of the Indigenous Bar Association and sits on the IBA Board of Directors.
Naiomi Metallic, Professor, Schulich School of Law – Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2018 – Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal
Naiomi W. Metallic is an associate professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where she holds the Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy. She earned her LL.B. from Dalhousie and an LL.L from the University of Ottawa, and went on to clerk for the Honourable Michel Bastarache at the Supreme Court of Canada. Ms. Metallic articled and practiced at Burchells LLP in Halifax and earned an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School, before joining the faculty at Dalhousie. A member of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in Gespe’gewa’gi, Quebec, Ms. Metallic has published and presented on such topics as Aboriginal title, Indian Act by-laws, and the linguistic rights of Indigenous peoples. She has volunteered with a range of organizations, including serving on the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission and sitting on the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association National Aboriginal Law Section. She is also a founding director of the Listuguj Aboqonmadultinech Community Foundation.