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Roberta L. Jamieson, O.C.

Ohsweken, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on May 12, 2016; Invested on November 17, 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.

Roberta Jamieson has devoted her life to advancing the goals and aspirations of Indigenous peoples across Canada. She is a lawyer, mentor, expert in non-adversarial conflict resolution, former elected chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River
Territory, and president and CEO of Indspire. In the latter role, she has transformed this Indigenous-led charity, positioning its focus on education for Indigenous youth and working tirelessly to attract public and private sector funding for scholarships and
bursaries. This has resulted in exceptional graduation results, creating a brighter future for new generations of young people.
This is a promotion within the Order.

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.