Roger Jones, I.P.C. – Recipient of the 2011 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Law & Justice

Please join the Indigenous Bar Association in congratulating Roger Jones, I.P.C., upon receiving the 2011 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Law & Justice.

Roger will receive this honour at the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards on Friday, March 11, 2011 in Edmonton.

Roger is a member of the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation in Ontario. He has been recognized many times for his outstanding achievements in law and policy, including receiving the Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel (IPC) designation from the IBA in 2008. Roger has played a key role in several major achievements for Indigenous Peoples in Canada including the development of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Federal Crown-First Nations Political Accord in 2005, and as a participant in Canadian constitutional negotiations.

Roger was the founding president of the IBA and has served on the IBA Board several times. He has been a wonderful role model for young Indigenous lawyers and served as mentor to many.

Please join the IBA in congratulating Roger as he receives the 2011 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Law & Justice!