Darian Lonechild

Student at Law
CALGARY OFFICE Suite 100, 602 12th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1J3
Darian is a Cree and Saulteaux member of the White Bear First Nation in Treaty 4 Territory. Darian joined Maurice Law as a summer student in 2022. She obtained her Juris Doctor in June 2023 from the University of Saskatchewan.    Prior to law school, Darian obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies, as well as a certificate in Indigenous Governance and Politics. During this time, Darian was the elected Youth Representative for the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. Darian advocated for the priorities of youth on behalf of the 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. Darian also served on the Assembly of First Nation’s National Youth Council for several years and served as Co-Chair from 2018-2019.    During her time in law school, Darian served on the Indigenous Women’s Advisory Circle for the Chief of Police in Saskatoon. Darian made policy recommendations and provided a youth perspective on building trust between police and Indigenous people. Darian participated in the CLASSIC Intensive Program in the Fall of 2022 where she worked under supervising lawyers to provide free legal services to individuals experiencing poverty and injustice.    During her final year of law school, Darian received the SIGA Justice Paul Favel Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, the Ted and Helen Hughes Prize for Excellence for Indigenous Children and the Law, the Harvey Bell Memorial Prize, as well as the Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella Prize.  Darian is deeply passionate about social justice and serving as an advocate for Indigenous people.    In her spare time, Darian enjoys being with her family, staying active outdoors and trying new restaurants. 
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