October 17, 2022 2:00 pm
Downie Wenjack Fund
Indigenous Law, Gladue & Its Principle
Desiree is Anishnaabekwe originally from Robinson-Superior Treaty territory and a member of Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg in Northern Ontario. She received a law degree from the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law in 2018 and has been with Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) in Toronto for three years, first as an articled student and then in the Gladue Program. Prior to working with ALS, Desirée worked with the National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and piloted an Indigenous service hub program for Community Living Thunder Bay. She is particularly passionate about Indigenous criminal justice, MMIWG2S, access to justice, and social assistance issues.
Time: Oct. 17, 2022 @ 2:00 PM ET