OBA Foundation Award in Canadian Aboriginal, Environmental and/or Natural Resources Essay Competition

The OBA Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 OBA Foundation Canadian Aboriginal, Environmental and/or Natural Resources Essay Competition.  In 2014, the contest was administered by a faculty member at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. The competition was open to law students in Ontario and the entries are intended to address issues in Canadian aboriginal (including indigenous legal traditions), environmental and natural resources law.  Entries from law students across Ontario were received and judged by a distinguished panel of judges.

The OBA Foundation congratulates the winners:

First place - Alexander Buchan - University of Ottawa - "Does the Duty to Consult Create Economic Uncertainty? How Greater Recognition of Self-Determination Can Benefit Both Industry and Indigenous Peoples" ($1000 prize)

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Second place - Agatha Suszek - University of Ottawa -"Protecting First Nations Water Sources: The Aboriginal Interest is our Public Interest"  ($500 prize)

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Third place - Mari Galloway - University of Ottawa -"The Right to a Representative Jury and the Role of the Court: R. v. Kokopenac"   ($250 prize)

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Past Recipients

First place - Shirelle Goodman
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Second place - Maria Nunez 

Third place - Lisa Hawker