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Interim board of directors for National Council for Reconciliation named – The Lawyer’s Daily

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2017232 Views

December 18, 2017

In an effort to advance Canada’s commitment to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (CTA), the federal government appointed six members to the interim board of directors for the National Council for Reconciliation.

Of the six, four hold law degrees.

Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a former commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commmission, will serve as chair. Littlechild is lawyer who has opearted nationally and internationally to advance Indigenous rights and treaties. He was a member of the 1977 Indigenous delegation to the United Nations, and worked on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Littlechild will be joined on the board by Max FineDay, Mike DeGagné, Clint Davis, Edith Cloutier and Jean Teillet.

Teillet is senior counsel with Pape Salter Teillet LLP and specializes in Indigenous rights law. She was a founder of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Teillet is also the past vice-president and treasurer of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada and a former member of the Métis National Council’s national research advisory committee, a member of the equity committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada and founding president of the Métis Nation Lawyers Association.

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