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TRU honours first Indigenous female judge – The Omega

Oct. 13, 2021

At Convocation, TRU celebrated the accomplishments of the honourable Marion Buller

The Honourable Marion Buller received an honour from TRU for her remarkable leadership and efforts to establish equal justice for Indigenous people.

On Oct. 8, TRU hosted its Fall 2021 Virtual Convocation honouring the newest graduating class. In that celebration, TRU also took to honouring Buller and her accomplishments. She is well-known in Canada as a strong fighter for Indigenous peoples’ legal rights, and her accomplishments have been lauded by many.

Buller is a member of Saskatchewan’s Mentawai’s Nishikawa Cree First Nation. Graduating from the University of Victoria in 1987 with her degree in law and her admittance to the bar in 1988, Buller later went on to become B.C.’s first Indigenous female judge when she was appointed to the B.C. Provincial Court in 1994.

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