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Roberta L. Jamieson, O.C.

Ohsweken, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on May 12, 2016;

Roberta L. Jamieson, O.C.
Ohsweken, Ontario

For her contributions to Indigenous peoples across Canada, particularly for her work to improve funding, access and opportunity for Indigenous youth in the area of education.

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on April 13, 1994; Invested on March 1, 1995

The first woman Ombudsman of Ontario, she was also the first Native woman in Canada to earn a Bachelor of Laws degree. Directed by her desire for social change and recognized for her pioneering work in the field of alternative dispute resolution, she is a mediator and a role model for those seeking to make a contribution to public life, particularly women and aboriginal people.