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N.W.T. elder Paul Andrew appointed to law society – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 2021212 Views

May 17, 2021
‘Important that Indigenous people see lawyers as just people like the rest of us’

Paul Andrew, an elder, former broadcaster and the former chief of Tulita, has been appointed as the new lay member of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories.

Andrew said he’s always been interested in the law — in fact, 20 years ago he applied for the same position but couldn’t take it. At the time, he was a journalist with CBC News and the corporation said it was a conflict of interest.

But now, in his retirement, Andrew said it’s the perfect time to take on this new volunteer position. He said he’s excited to learn more about how to connect the Dene and the law.

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