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CAMILLE FORTIN

Camille is a passionate activist in her community who values social justice, human rights, and the great outdoors, and works to support decolonization in the practice of law. 
Currently clerking at the Federal Court in Ottawa, Camille’s work allows her to support legal decision-making at the national level. Camille has taken part in various projects involving the revitalization and enactment of Indigenous legal orders. Most recently, this included research in support of Bill C-92, an Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families.  
In 2019, Camille graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law from the Université de Sherbrooke. Throughout her studies, Camille volunteered with Lawyers without Borders and played a central role in establishing the university’s first Aboriginal Law Committee. Along with her peers, Camille organized various events to raise awareness about Indigenous realities and mentored Indigenous law students. She worked closely with Kina8at, an Anishinaabe organization, where she assisted with drafting governance policies. 
In 2021, Camille completed a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Nationhood at the University of Victoria. She participated in a land-based field course with the W̱SÁNEĆ community to better understand the impacts of colonization. She co-authored a report that highlighted ways to advance the community’s legal traditions within a municipal governance framework. This year, Camille is a member of the Federal court’s Aboriginal Law Bar Liaison Committee, which implements procedures to integrate Indigenous laws and traditions before the court.
Having completed exchanges in Spain and Argentina, Camille is fluent in Spanish. She provided services in Spanish, French and English when she articled at a Hispanic law firm in Montreal whose practice focused on Immigration and Refugee law as well as Family Law. 

 Outside of work, Camille loves to bike, trail run and ski.

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