Honours

Indspire Award – Law & Justice 2019
From humble beginnings growing up on M’Chigeeng First Nation, Dianne Corbiere has now received national recognition for her leadership and achievements in Indigenous law and was the first Indigenous person named one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In 2016, she was elected to serve as a bencher for the Law Society of Ontario (L.S.O.). She has dedicated her time at the L.S.O. to many working groups and review panels, such as the Working Group formed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to decide how best to respond to the Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation report. In 2016, she worked with a legal team on the first case in Ontario to apply Anishinaabe laws and legal orders in treaty interpretation of the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850. She is also the former president of the Indigenous Bar Association and former chair of the National Secretariat Against Hate and Racism in Canada.

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Sam Delmar Award with the Simcoe County Law Association 2016
The award is meant to acknowledge outstanding personal achievement. That achievement may reflect either a significant successful personal struggle, a courageous undertaking on behalf of a client or outstanding community service. The recipient will reflect the qualities possessed by Sam – dedication of effort, humility and courage.

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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 (I.B.A.) 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 I.B.A., serving their community and the Creator with honour and integrity.

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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 its 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.

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

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Common Law Honour Society 2010
David Nahwegahbow is 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.

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Anishinabek 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. Honourees have taken many different unselfish paths to strengthen their communities and the nation — teachers, leaders, elders, craftspersons, veterans, athletes, health care providers, volunteers, culture, and governance.

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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.

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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 (I.B.A.) 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 I.B.A., serving their community and the Creator with honour and integrity.

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