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Suite 100, 602 12th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1J3
Avi Scheibner is of Cree-Métis descent, from the Kikino Métis Settlement, of Alberta. Avi joined Maurice Law as a researcher in August of 2011 and holds a Bachelor of Arts (2013) from the University of Lethbridge in Native American Studies and Psychology.
In her role as researcher with Maurice Law, Avi is responsible for the document management of multiple specific claims and litigation files. She conducts archival research in aboriginal history using various archival holdings and institutions across Canada including Museum Archives, Provincial Archives, University libraries and archives, and the Library Archives of Canada, just to name a few.
Aside from her academic studies, Avi first gained experience conducting research in aboriginal history when she completed an eight-month co-op work term at the Litigation Management and Resolution Branch of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. From this, she gained valuable research experience related to historic and current aboriginal litigation issues and learned the document management and processing requirements which are commonly practiced in litigation proceedings.
Community Engagement & Presentations
• Volunteer, Calgary Seniors Organization (2016-Ongoing)
• ESL Home Stay Family, University of Calgary (2014-Ongoing)
• Volunteer, Nakiska Mountain Resort (2016-Ongoing)
• Hospitality Site Volunteer, Calgary Folk Music Festival (2015 and 2016)
• Board Member and Volunteer, Métis Nation of Alberta, Local 2003 (2008-2011)
• Founding Board Member and Volunteer, Aboriginal Housing in Action Society (2009-2011)
Education & Professional Memberships
• B.A., Native American Studies and Psychology (University of Lethbridge, 2013)