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In law and medicine, twins and soon-to-be U of T graduates advocate for Indigenous representation – U of T News

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 2019172 Views

Patrick Sobchak was one of the few Indigenous students in his law classes. So was his identical twin brother Curtis, who studied medicine.

As students, they got involved in different causes to give voice to Indigenous Peoples in their respective fields – and they plan to continue their advocacy following their respective convocations in June.

Patrick, for example, worked for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in Windsor, Ont. through the Aboriginal Law Summer Student Program.

“I was the only Indigenous person on staff,” he says, adding he brought cultural competency to cases. “The Crown office has had very negative relationships with Indigenous Peoples. As a member of this program, I was on the forefront of mending those relationships.

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