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The Rockwood Lecture: The Honourable

The Rockwood Lecture: Jody Wilson-Raybould

This event sponsored by: Shipton Duric & Associates

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, PC, OBC, KC, served as the Independent Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence until her resignation in 2019. Wilson-Raybould is a Principal of JWR Group, a lawyer, an advocate and leader among Canada’s Indigenous Peoples with a strong reputation as a bridge builder between communities, and a champion of good governance and accountability. She has been a provincial crown prosecutor, a councillor for the We Wai Kai Nation, a chair of the First Nations Finance Authority and has served as the BC regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Wilson-Raybould is the author of three bestselling books, True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change (McClelland & Stewart), “Indian” in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power (HarperCollins) and From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada (UBC Press).

Jody Wilson-Raybould is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples, which are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw, also known as the Kwak’wala-speaking peoples. She is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation. Her traditional name, Puglaas, means “woman born to noble people.”

True Reconciliation by Jody Wilson-Raybould (book cover)
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The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould. Photo by Dean Kalyan
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould. Photo by Dean Kalyan