Honours

Indigenous Peoples' Counsel (I.P.C.) 2013
Dianne G. Corbiere was awarded The Indigenous Peoples' Counsel designation (I.P.C.) which is awarded by the Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) each year to an Indigenous lawyer in recognition of outstanding achievements in the practice of law. In particular, the I.P.C. award takes into account the manner in which the individual pursues the goals and objectives of the IBA and serves his or her community and the Creator with honour and integrity.


Canada's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2012
Dianne G. Corbiere has been named one of Canada's Top 25 Most Influential lawyers by Canadian Lawyer magazine in August 2012 edition. The top 25 is about a level of respect, the ability to influence public opinion and help shape the law of this country; contribution to the strength and quality of legal services; and social and political influence and involvement. The award is reflective of Dianne's leadership and tireless advocacy. Dianne is one of 5 extraordinary lawyers in Canada recognized as a Changemaker for her work advancing the rights of First Nations and her leadership with Canada's indigenous legal community.

Law Society of Upper Canada - Law Society Medal (May 25, 2011)
On May 25, 2011, Mr. Nahwegahbow received the Law Society Medal that is an award of distinction granted by the Law Society to selected lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the profession. This is an historic event, as David is the first Indigenous lawyer to ever receive a Law Society Medal.

Common Law Honour Society 2010
David Nahwegahbow inducted into the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law, the Common Law Section's most prestigious alumni distinction, paying tribute to the faculty's most accomplished graduates.

Anishnabek Lifetime Achievement Award 2008
David Nahwegahbow was awarded the Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Award - Union of Ontario Indians (June 11, 2008) which recognizes the dedication of those men and women who have devoted their lives to the service of their communities and the Anishinabek Nation. Honorees have taken many different unselfish paths to strengthen their communities and the nation. Teachers, leaders, elders, crafts persons, veterans, athletes, health care providers, volunteers, culture, and governance.

National Aboriginal Achievement Award Recipient 2008, Law and Justice - David Nahwegahbow
Each year The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, through the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, recognizes 14 individuals for their outstanding accomplishments in various disciplines ranging from health, law, political science, culture, arts, and others, two of which are specific recognition to one outstanding youth achiever and one lifetime achievement recipient. The awards are recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the highest honours the community can bestow upon its own achievers.

Indigenous Peoples' Counsel (I.P.C.) 2003
David Nahwegahbow was awarded The Indigenous Peoples' Counsel designation (I.P.C.) which is awarded by the Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) each year to an Indigenous lawyer in recognition of outstanding achievements in the practice of law. In particular, the I.P.C. award takes into account the manner in which the individual pursues the goals and objectives of the IBA and serves his or her community and the Creator with honour and integrity.