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Law Student receives prestigious Indigenous Bar Association Award

November 9, 2018 — 

Congratulations to Danielle Morrison (3L) upon being presented with an Indigenous Bar Association Law Student Scholarship for “academic merit, community involvement and the pursuit of Indigenous legal reform.” Morrison was presented with the award at the 30th Annual IBA Fall Conference in Saskatoon. 

Heavily active in several student groups at Robson Hall including the Manitoba Indigenous Law Students Association (MILSA) and the Student Pipeline Action Committee (SPAC), which she founded, Morrison works with the Public Interest Law Centre, where she will be articling next year. This term, Morrison was involved in assisting with Robson Hall’s Orientation Week to ensure incoming law students gained awareness of Indigenous people in Manitoba, and together with other Indigenous Law students, took part in a special educational program presented to Manitoba lawyers at the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation.

In her acceptance speech, Morrison shared a story about how surprised a young boy attending an inner-city school in North-End Winnipeg was to see a group of young, female Indigenous law students come to mentor the children. Just as Morrison is proud to be instrumental in changing the landscape of the legal practice for these children, Robson Hall is very proud of her accomplishments and looks forward to following her career into the future.

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