Tamara Napoleon: Humanities Distinguished Alumna 2018

The Faculty of Humanities is proud to bestow its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award on Tamara Napoleon, BA (Gender Studies) 2004.

Tamara Napoleon is the only Indigenous female business law solicitor within Gowling WLG’s 1,400 professionals and among a handful of Indigenous solicitors in Canada. She is a well-established associate counsel focusing on Indigenous economic development, corporate structuring, Indigenous governance, and natural resource regulations.  She shares these skills on the Board of the Aboriginal Mother Centre, as a member of the First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining, 4 Evergreen Resources, and is a former Board Member of Vancouver Native Health Society and The Justice Institute of BC. Tamara’s vision and initiative are focused in her identification of Aboriginal law as an instrument of change for not only empowering Indigenous peoples as a whole but specifically returning Indigenous women to their respected place of equality, respect, and prestige in our communities.

Congratulations, Tamara!