November 5, 2015
Congratulations to Class of ’99 alumna, Jody Wilson-Raybould who was appointed minister of justice by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on November 4. The First Nations leader and former Crown Prosecutor, also served as the Regional Chief of BC for the Assembly of First Nations from 2009 to 2015.
Wilson-Raybould is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation and a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples who are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw and Kwak’wala speaking peoples.
Her father, Chief Bill Wilson, is also a graduate of the Allard School of Law. Chief Wilson (Class of ’73) is an outspoken advocate in the First Nations community, who at one point worked with former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to help draft and successfully negotiate the first and only amendment to Canada’s Constitution.
Read more about Ms. Wilson-Raybould’s recent appointment on CBC online.
Learn more about the accomplished Wilson family in the 2011 issue of the law alumni magazine.