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Onion Lake lawyer appointed judge in Saskatoon

A prosecutor from Onion Lake Cree Nation is getting a new role in Saskatchewan’s court system.

Lua Gibb has been appointed a judge to the Provincial Court in Saskatoon. Gibb is a member of Onion Lake Cree Nation and an intergenerational residential school survivor. She received her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005.

Gibb has dedicated her career to creating changes to the judicial system impacting Indigenous people and has trained others on the effects residential schools have had on the criminal justice system.

She has spent time as a provincial prosecutor, an advocate for the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth and as crown counsel for the Department of Justice Canada.

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