Shoshanna is a member of English River First Nation, a Dene community located in Northern Saskatchewan. Prior to joining TDS, she has worked closely with Indigenous governments, including her own, to draft, develop, and implement their own laws and policies, including matrimonial real property laws, laws pursuant to the First Nations Land Management Act, and internal corporate policies. Shoshanna has also worked on the negotiation and litigation of specific claims, as well as human rights and employment law issues in the Indigenous context, among other things.
Shoshanna has a long-standing interest in Indigenous history, culture, and law that guides her academic and volunteer pursuits. Prior to law school she completed a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and First Nations studies at the University of British Columbia and she has a curatorial background in contemporary Indigenous art. Currently she is the Chair and Legislation and Law Reform Representative for the Canadian Bar Association’s (Saskatchewan Branch) Aboriginal Law Section – North. She is also a contributing editor to the Canadian Native Law Reporter published by the University of Saskatchewan’s Native Law Centre. Furthermore, Shoshanna has guest lectured on the topic of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act for the University of Saskatchewan’s Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Program.
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JD – Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, 2014.
BA – University of British Columbia, 2007.
Go Global International Learning Program Award, University of British Columbia Go Global, 2013
Harold F. and Anne Bedner Uphill Scholarship in Law, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, 2011