Naiomi Metallic

Naiomi is from the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in Quebec.  She holds a BA (Dalhousie), an LLB (Dalhousie), an LLL (Ottawa) and an LLM (Osgoode).  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 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.  Prior to joining the law school, she practiced law for nearly a decade with Burchells LLP, in Halifax, and was an active member of the firm’s Aboriginal Law practice group, and has appeared before the courts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Federal courts in a number of high profile cases involving our First Nations clients.  Naiomi has been named to the Named to Best Lawyer in Canada® list in Aboriginal law since 2015.