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Athabasca University

Tracy Lindberg

Director, Indigenous Education (on leave)
Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies

Professor Lindberg is Cree and Metis from northern Alberta. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, she is the first Aboriginal woman in Canada to complete her graduate law degree at Harvard University. She is thought to be the first Aboriginal woman to receive a doctorate in law from a Canadian University as well, having received the Governor General's Award in 2007 upon convocation for her dissertation Critical Indigenous Legal Theory.

An award winning scholar, Professor Lindberg writes and publishes in areas related to Indigenous law, Indigenous governance, Indigenous women and Indigenous education. Dr. Lindberg is an Associate Professor in the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research.

Her work experience includes teaching at the Native Law Program, practicing law at Gauley & Co., and teaching in the University of Ottawa Common Law Faculty. She has written and/or taught courses on Critical Indigenous Legal Theory, Indigenous Women's Legal Advocacy, Aboriginal law and government, Aboriginal business law, Aboriginal women and Aboriginal dispute resolution.

Dr. Lindberg works, upon request, with Indigenous nations and communities that require legal representation and research for the advancement of claims and suit.

An accomplished writer of fiction (her debut novel is being published by Harper Collins in 2010) and a blues singer, Tracey is next in a long line of argumentative Cree women.

Research and Other Interests

  • Critical Indigenous Legal Theory
  • Indigenous Women's Legal Advocacy
  • Aboriginal law and government
  • Aboriginal business law

Updated July 23 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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