For the last 37 years, David Nahwegahbow has advocated for the rights of First Nations peoples. He has represented First Nations in land claims, Treaty and Aboriginal rights, title cases and has appeared in courts at every level on a wide range of Indigenous legal matters, including at the Supreme Court of Canada in landmark Aboriginal law cases such as Tsilhqot’in.
The Founding Partner of the Firm, David received his LLB from the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1982.
David currently sits on the board of directors of the Advocate’s Society. He is a founding member and former President of the Indigenous Bar Association (IBA). In 2003, he received the Indigenous People’s Counsel (IPC) designation from the IBA.
In 2008, David received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award (now Indspire Awards) for Law and Justice. In 2010, the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law inducted David into the Common Law Honour Society – a prestigious Alumni distinction. In 2011, the Law Society of Upper Canada granted him with the Law Society Medal. David was also recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anishinabek Nation.
David is Anishinabe from Whitefish River First Nation. He and his wife Lois have two children.
We provide services in the field of Aboriginal Law. In this regard, we act strictly for First Nations, First Nation Organizations and their members.