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About Roy

Roy Stewart is an Mi’gmaw lawyer from New Brunswick. Roy joined Burchells as an associate lawyer immediately after being called to the bar in Nova Scotia in June, 2017. He is also a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick.  Roy’s practice is primarily focused in the area of Aboriginal Law.

He has worked with a wide range of clients across Atlantic Canada, including Indigenous not-for-profit organizations, governments, communities and individuals. He has represented Indigenous clients at provincial and national commissions of inquiry, including the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. He has also represented his clients in the courts of Nova Scotia and in all levels of court in New Brunswick.

Prior to joining Burchells, Roy worked with various Aboriginal organizations in a researcher capacity, which involved presenting at numerous academic conferences in the area of Aboriginal law, policy, and community development. Since joining the Burchells team, Roy has continued to be involved and assist with these issues.

Roy has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from St. Thomas University (2013) where he studied sociology and native studies. He obtained his law degree from the University of New Brunswick (2016), where he was a member of the Kawaskimhon Moot Team. He also has a Certificate in Negotiation from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Selected Publications:

Stewart, Roy (with Dr. Jula Hughes), “Urban Aboriginal People and the Honour of the Crown - A Discussion Paper”, (2015) 66 University of New Brunswick Law Journal 263

Stewart, Roy (with Dr. Jula Hughes and Elizabeth Blaney), “Gendering the Duty to Consult: How Section 35 and the Duty to Consult Are Failing Aboriginal Women”, (2017) UAKN Atlantic Regional Research Centre