The Indigenous Bar Association is pleased to acknowledge the Acclamation of our esteemed member, Tuma T.W. Young, as Second Vice-President of the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society. The Second Vice-President holds a key position in governance with the Law Society and continues on to become First Vice-President and then President of the Society. Mr. Young will become the Society’s first Indigenous President.
As the first Mi’kmaq speaking lawyer in Nova Scotia, Mr. Young has grounded his practice of law in traditional teachings. He currently works as an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies/Political Science at Cape Breton University. Mr. Young’s primary research area is the analysis of L’nu worldview to see how traditional concepts of governance can be used in contemporary institution development.
The IBA wishes Mr. Young continued success in his new role with the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society.