Naiomi Metallic
Naiomi Metallic
Counsel at Burchell Wickwire Bryson LLP
(902) 423-6361
(902) 420-9326
1801 Hollis St, Suite 1800, Halifax, NS
Year called to bar: 2008 (NS)
Naiomi is from the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in Quebec. She holds a BA and LLB from Dalhousie, a civil law degree from Ottawa U, a master's of law from Osgoode, and is currently pursuing her PhD through the University of Alberta. She was the first Mi’gmaq person to be a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. She has been named to The Best Lawyers in Canada list in Aboriginal Law since 2015. With Burchell Wickwire Bryson since 2008, Naiomi is an active member of the firm’s Aboriginal Law practice group, and has appeared before the Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Federal courts as well as the Supreme Court of Canada in a number of high-profile cases involving our First Nations clients. She also advises Aboriginal clients on a range of governance, employment, and human rights issues. Since July 2016, Naiomi now splits her time between practice and full-time faculty at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University where she holds the Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy and teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Aboriginal Law, and Indigenous Governance. As a legal scholar, she is most interested in 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.
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