SACKVILLE, NB — Mount Allison will welcome Naiomi Metallic, chancellor's chair in Aboriginal law and policy at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law as the final speaker in the university’s President’s Speakers Series for the Year of Indigenous Action on campus.
Metallic’s talk will take place on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at 7 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium (Marjorie Young Bell Music Conservatory). It is open to the public.
“We are delighted to welcome Naiomi Metallic as the final speaker in our series marking the Year of Indigenous Action on campus,” says Mount Allison University president Robert Campbell. “Her legal and scholarly career and accomplishments are remarkable and we look forward to hearing her perspective and related discussions.”
Metallic is from the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in Quebec.
As a legal scholar, she writes about how the law can be harnessed to promote the well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
A senior associate with Burchells LLP, Metallic’s teaching and research interests include constitutional law, aboriginal, public, administrative, civil procedure, evidence, and labour and employment. She was named to the 2016 Best Lawyer in Canada list in the area of Indigenous law and 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.
Metallic’s Mount Allison talk is co-sponsored by the Wilford Jonah Lecture Fund.