Northern Roots Important to Summer Law Students in La Ronge – Government of Saskatchewan

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Northern Roots Important to Summer Law Students in La Ronge – Government of Saskatchewan

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2021141 Views

Indigenous law students and new lawyers are bringing northern insight back home to work in the La Ronge Prosecutions Office.

One of the summer law students returning to the north is Jodi Hancheroff. A proud Woodlands Cree woman born and raised on Treaty 6 Territory La Ronge, she was driven to practise law having witnessed how under-represented Indigenous people are in the legal field. She wanted to be part of the change.

In order to serve a predominantly Indigenous population in remote northern communities, Hancheroff maintains finding people who personally understand the dynamics and share lived experience is critical to reconciliation.

Read More: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/our-stories/northern-roots-important-to-summer-law-students-in-la-ronge

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