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Janice Makokis

Janice is an articulate presenter for/on Indigenous Peoples of Canada. She knows the law and she is an expert about • What needs to done to improve the relations between the white population • The current conditions on Reserves and Metis Settlements • The Truth and Reconciliation Commission proceedings and outcomes • The “Idle No More” movement • What needs to be done by both Indigenous Peoples and the white population to help Indigenous People succeed in Canada. Janice started her education by achieving a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alberta, graduating with First Class Honors in Native Studies (2005). Janice later went on to the University of Victoria achieving a Masters in Arts in Indigenous Governance (2010). Janice Makokis also attended the University of Ottawa (Faculty of Law), achieving a Bachelor of Laws (2010). Janice Makokis, the youngest of the Makokis family, is fresh from participating in legal matters relating to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada. from 2013 – 2016. Janice has Co-chaired the North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus (NAIPC) at the United Nations on the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Before becoming a lawyer, Janice travelled extensively across Canada, including in the far North, researching the issues affecting indigenous people in Canada today. A lawyer, consultant, expert, advocate and active leader on First Nation issues in Canada, Janice continues to represent First Nation Communities by dedicating her work to implement strategies and policies to rebuild, instill and grow First Nation Communities within Canada and North America. Here are some of Janice Makokis’ Academic Awards and Achievements: • Alberta Aboriginal Role Model’s Awards (Youth Recipient), 2008 • Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth Scholarship, 2007, 2008 • National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation: Shell Canada, 2007 • Assembly of First Nations – National Essay Contest Winner, 2007 • NECHI Institute Healthy Indigenous Daughter Award, 2007 • National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation: CIBC Achievers, 2006 • Assembly of First Nations Tommy Prince Scholarship, 2006 • National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation: TD Canada Trust, 2005 • ACADRE (Aboriginal Capacity and Developmental Research Environments) Undergraduate Research Scholarship, 2004 and 2005 • Published Article “Nehiyaw iskwew kiskinowâtasinahikewina—paminisowin namôya tipeyimisowin” Learning Self Determination Through the Sacred” in Canadian Women’s Studies Vol. 26, No 3-4 (2008) • Published Article (Co-Author): Lindberg, T., Campeau, P., Makokis, J., “Indigenous Distance Education” in Cultural Survival Quarterly: World Report on the Rights, Voices and Visions of Indigenous People. Winter 2004 • Assistant to Author: Rothe, Peter. “A Qualitative Inquiry Into Drinking and Driving Among Alberta’s First Nations Post-Secondary Youth Aged 18-29” Edmonton; Alberta Centre for Injury Prevention and Control, September 2004.