Award for Mi’kmaq & Indigenous Peoples Excellence in the Legal Profession (AMIE)

The Society is seeking nominations for the Award for Mi’kmaq & Indigenous Peoples Excellence in the Legal Profession (AMIE), which recognizes outstanding Mi’kmaq and Indigenous lawyers within Nova Scotia who have contributed to their community, their Nation, the legal profession and to the Society.

Last year’s recipient was Josie McKinney. Read more about the award and Josie’s biography.

The AMIE Committee will review nominations and make recommendations to Council based on the following criteria:  

  • The Nominee is a Mi’kmaw or Indigenous lawyer (practising or non-practising) within Nova Scotia.  
  • Community Service: The recipient contributes and shows commitment to the Mi’kmaq & Indigenous community through volunteer work.  
  • Reform: The recipient has made and continues to advocate for reform and change in the justice system to ensure substantive equity for the Mi’kmaq communities and Indigenous peoples living in Nova Scotia. 
  • Leadership: The recipient is a community leader striving for change.  
  • Mentorship: The recipient is a mentor to other Mi’kmaq and Indigenous lawyers.  
  • Overall: The recipient has a career in advancing Mi’kmaq and Indigenous rights and legal traditions.  

Do you know an outstanding Mi’kmaw or Indigenous lawyer who fits the nomination criteria?

Nominate a lawyer by submitting a completed nomination form by July 7th.

Questions about this award? Contact the Society’s Equity and Access at [email protected].