U of S Alumnus Receives National Aboriginal Achievement Award

Donald Worme, QC, IPC (LLB'85) has been named the recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for 2010 in the law and justice category.

A member of the Kawacotoose First Nation, Worme credits his grandfather with engendering in him a strong understanding of treaties and First Nations traditions. He has become one of Saskatchewan's leading advocates for criminal law and treaty litigation, and has been a vocal member of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal for nearly 10 years. He is also a founding member of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada, a national advocacy group comprised of aboriginal lawyers.

Among his many undertakings, Worme has been active in public policy development for aboriginal and treaty rights and has offered research and commentary for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Rights.

Worme has also been involved in high profile cases, such as the judicial inquire for Neil Stonechild's freezing death in Saskatoon, at which he served as head counsel for Stonechild's family.

The National Aboriginal Achievement Awards will be presented March 26 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, SK.

For more information on the awards, award recipients or to purchase tickets, visit www.naaf.ca/celebrating.

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