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Law community reflects on Indigenous leader Susie Jones – CBC

Jones was a vocal advocate for Indigenous rights

Jul 18, 2019

Susie Jones, a member of the Walpole Island First Nation, is remembered by Windsor’s law community as a staunch advocate for Indigenous rights, as well as an advocate for Indigenous representation in the legal field.

Though she wasn’t a lawyer herself, Jones sat on the board for Legal Assistance of Windsor (LAW) and participated in the University of Windsor’s Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee.

“In our board meetings, Susie was very active in encouraging us to keep in mind the cause calls of action coming out of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” said Marion Overholt, executive director of Legal Assistance of Windsor. “She was very much aware of how important it was for the legal community to respond to those calls of action and implement changes to the justice system, particularly the criminal justice system,”

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