22 November 2016

2014 Trudeau scholar Aaron Mills was honoured with the Talent Award, one of five Impact Awards of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral scholarship or fellowship holder. The prize comes with a $50,000 research prize.

Aaron Mills, is a bear clan Anishinaabe from Couchiching First Nation, Treaty #3 Territory, and from North Bay, Robinson-Huron Treaty Territory. He’s a lawyer (JD, University of Toronto; LLM, Yale University) but most of his legal knowledge now comes from his research and his relationships with elders and the land. He’s working to revitalize Indigenous law and constitutionalism in his own Anishinaabe community of Couchiching First Nation, and throughout Canada.   

Learn more about his award-winning research via SSHRC

Aaron Mills

Aaron is examining the Anishnaabe legal tradition and how a revival of Indigenous legal orders will help Canadians to better understand Aboriginal issues.

2014 Scholars