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Indigenous Leaders in the Alberta Legal Community Series | Justice Johanna Price

This week, the LESA blog is proud to feature Justice Johanna Price in our series showcasing the achievements of Indigenous members of the Alberta bar and bench. Justice Price is a member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. She was born in Buckingham, Quebec to a large multi-lingual and multi-ethnic family. Her father immigrated …

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Indigenous Leaders in the Alberta Legal Community Series | Justice Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay

This week, as part of our series highlighting the achievements of Indigenous members of the Alberta legal community, we would like to spotlight Justice Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay. Justice Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay is a Cree woman from the Kipohtakaw (Alexander) First Nation. She grew up on her First Nation with her community, parents, and family. She notes that …

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Indigenous Leaders in the Alberta Legal Community Series | Carolyn Buffalo

Today on the LESA blog, we are featuring Carolyn M. Buffalo, B.A., LL.B. who has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since 1996. Carolyn has served in many roles over the course of her career including in-house counsel and policy analyst with the Yellowhead Tribal Council, Chief and councillor of the Montana …

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Indigenous Leaders in the Alberta Legal Community Series | Koren Lightning-Earle

Koren Lightning-Earle, ’00 BA(Rec/Leisure), ’04 BA, ’07 LLB, ’18 LLM, CIC.C, Blue Thunderbird Woman, is Cree from Samson Cree Nation. She is the Legal Director of Wahkotowin Law and Governance Lodge, is a Board Member for First Nations Caring Society, and is the Acting Commissioner for Alberta Utilities Commission and Board Member for Peace Hills …

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LESA Diversity Series: Charles Eluromma, Associate, McMillan LLP

Today on the LESA blog we introduce you to Charles Eluromma. Charles is an associate with McMillan LLP. His business law practice primarily focuses on M&A with a secondary focus on business immigration. Dating back to as young as 10 years old, Charles can remember always feeling a sense of ambition. At the age of …

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Indigenous Leaders in the Alberta Legal Community Series | Corie Flett KC

The LESA blog is publishing a series of articles highlighting Indigenous leaders in the Alberta legal community. Today’s post spotlights Corie Flett KC, partner and founder of Muessle Flett Law LLP, and member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. Corie grew up in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories— a small town where most of her extended …

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September 30 | The Significance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

To commemorate the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation this Friday, we wish to highlight the significance of this day in Canada and the legal community at large. In 2013, National Orange Shirt Day was pioneered by former students of St. Joseph Mission Residential School (“SJM”) from the Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, Southern Dakelh and …

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LESA Diversity Series: Kelly Osaka, Partner at Dentons LLP

The LESA blog highlights the achievements of diverse legal professionals throughout the Alberta legal community. In this article, we are spotlighting Kelly Osaka, a partner at Dentons LLP in Calgary and co-presenter at LESA’s September Rules of Court 2022: Year in Review webinar. Kelly has kindly joined us for an interview highlighting her career in …

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