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Roberta Jamieson
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Roberta Jamieson, is a Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, she was the first First Nations woman in Canada to earn a law degree and the first woman to be elected chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is an experienced mediator serving as Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario.

Ms. Jamieson also served ten years as Ontario’s first female Ombudsman. She has been awarded 27 honorary degrees, the designation of IPC from the Indigenous Bar Association, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. She was appointed to the inaugural Gender Equality Advisory Council of the G7 Summit, to embed gender equality in decisions made by the world’s seven most advanced economies.

Now a corporate director, Ms. Jamieson is the former President and CEO of Indspire, Canada’s largest Indigenous charity, which funds the education of Indigenous post-secondary students and informs Canadians about Indigenous accomplishments. During her time there, Indspire distributed $132 million in bursaries and scholarships to more than 40,000 Indigenous post-secondary students across Canada.
Roberta Jamieson