Jean Teillet, IPC, OMN, MSC, (BFA, LLB, LLM)

Ms. Teillet is an author, lawyer, treaty negotiator, and a women’s rights and Indigenous rights advocate. She is a frequent public speaker primarily on Aboriginal rights, justice, identity and equality issues. She has appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada twelve times in Indigenous rights cases. Ms. Teillet’s popular history, The North-West is Our Mother was one of the Globe & Mail’s top 100 books of 2019 and won the Carol Shield’s and Manitoba Day awards. She is also the author of Métis Law in Canada and has written for academic journals, the Globe & Mail and Macleans. Jean was the first recipient of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Lincoln Alexander Award and was awarded the title “Indigenous Peoples Counsel” by the Indigenous Bar Association. The Métis Nation gave her its highest honour, the Order of the Métis Nation. The Association of Ontario Midwives made Jean an honorary lifetime member and she has three honorary doctorates. Ms. Teillet is a member of the Manitoba Metis Federation and is the great grandniece of Louis Riel.


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