Staff

Marilyn Poitras
Director | Native Law Centre
marilyn.poitras@usask.ca
306.966.5806

“Marilyn Poitras is deeply rooted in the Indigenous community in Saskatchewan and brings a wealth of Indigenous legal education experience to the Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre,” said Martin Phillipson, Dean of the College of Law. “I am delighted to welcome her back to campus and look forward to working with her to advance the Centre’s work on reconciliation, Indigenous legal research and the promotion of access to legal education for Indigenous people.”

 

James [Sákéj] Youngblood Henderson
Research Fellow | College of Law
Sakej.Henderson@usask.ca
306.966.6191

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Campbell
Cultural Advisor and Sessional Lecturer | College of Law
gabriels.crossing@gmail.com
306.966.1049

 

 

 

 

Jaime Lavallee SJD
Assistant Professor | College of Law
jaime.lavallee@usask.ca
306.966.5900

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Makela
Coordinator, Programs and Community Outreach | Native Law Centre
Kathleen.Makela@usask.ca
306.966.6192

Kathleen holds a BA (Hon/Dist) and an LLB. Her mother was born in Fort Resolution and is a descendent of Old Man Beaulieu of the Dene Nation; her father was born in southern Saskatchewan and his parents came from northern Finland. Prior to her return to the Native Law Centre, Kathleen worked with the FSIN as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of the Chief after managing the University of Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal Students’ Centre (ASC) for 14 years wherein she was responsible for key cultural celebrations and the development and delivery of Aboriginal student retention programming on campus. While with the ASC, Kathleen transformed the U of S Welcome Week Powwow into a graduation celebration which honoured not only U of S Aboriginal graduates but also recognized the achievements of Aboriginal high school students from across the Saskatchewan. Kathleen has taught within the Department of Native Studies as a sessional lecturer and the College of Law’s Academic Success Program. She is currently a Commissioner with Legal Aid Saskatchewan and Chair of the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Courtworker Program Advisory Board.

 

Meredith Maloof
Manager and Legal Editor of Publications | Native Law Centre
Meredith.Maloof@usask.ca
306.966.6193

Meredith Maloof is a Métis lawyer from Ontario’s Upper Ottawa Valley. She works in the Centre’s publications department as the Publications Manager and Legal Editor, and serves as editor-in-chief of the Canadian Native Law Reporter. Meredith received her Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University in 2010 and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2013. She was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2014. Meredith has studied internationally and attended the Freie Universität in Berlin as part of her undergraduate program. During law school she was elected President of the Aboriginal Law Students’ Association and sat on the admissions committee at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. She has taught at the College of Law as an instructor for the Academic Success Program and the Program of Legal Studies for Native People, and has received several academic awards for her commitment to the Aboriginal community. Meredith is also a supervising lawyer with Pro Bono Students Canada and is currently pursuing a Master of Laws at the University of Saskatchewan. Her thesis is exploring Canada’s organ and tissue donation laws and whether explicitly treating organs and tissues as property could and should change how our post-mortem donative wishes are given effect.

 

Brad Fenty
Publications Assistant (Formatting & Design) | Native Law Centre
brad.fenty@usask.ca
306.966.6196

Brad is pleased to work as part of the publishing team on the Canadian Native Law Reporter, but is also lending his excellent photography skills to the Native Law Centre. Brad is first and foremost an artist and illustrator. He has won international awards as a designer and photographer. He has been involved in all facets of publishing, visual communications including books, annual reports and magazines. Since 1986, Brad has owned and operated a visual communication firm called Pepper Designs. Brad was also honoured to be chosen to work as the single official photographer for the visit of His Royal Highness Prince Charles to Saskatchewan. On our campus Brad was entrusted with the development and production of the Kloppenburg Canadian Arctic Inuit Carvings Exhibit which is a permanent interactive exhibit housed in the Agriculture building. In addition to this, Brad also worked on the Samuel Schwartz permanent exhibit of Inuit and West Coast carvings housed in the Atrium of Edward Business College.

 

Tamara Pearl
Publications Research Officer | Native Law Centre
Tamara.Pearl@usask.ca
306.966.6195