||David C. Nahwegahbow
Nahwegahbow, Corbiere Genoodmagejig / Barristers & Solicitors
David C. Nahwegahbow is from Whitefish River First Nation, which is part of the Anishinabek Nation. The founding partner of the Firm, Mr. Nahwegahbow did his undergraduate studies at Carleton University and graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1982. Mr. Nahwegahbow is a founding member and former President of the Indigenous Bar Association (IBA); and in 2003, he received the "IPC" designation (Indigenous Peoples' Counsel) from the IBA in recognition for his advocacy work on behalf of Indigenous peoples. He received a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Law and Justice in 2008. Shortly thereafter, he was presented with the Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Award from the Union of Ontario Indians which recognizes the dedication of individuals who have devoted their lives to the service of their communities and the Anishinabek Nation. In 2010, Mr. Nahwegahbow was inducted into the Common Law Honour Society of the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law, the Common Law's Section most prestigious Alumni distinction, paying tribute to the Faculty's most accomplished graduates. On May 25, 2011 he received the Law Society Medal ("LSM"), an award granted by the Law Society to selected lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the profession.
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