As a lawyer at Woodward and Company, Breanne’s work currently focuses on Aboriginal rights & title litigation. She is passionate about advancing the rights of Indigenous peoples and helping Indigenous Nations reclaim jurisdiction using their own laws and legal traditions.
Breanne is from Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario. She is a citizen of the Metis Nation of Ontario and her ancestral lands are the North Shore of Lake Superior and Lake Nipigon. Her ancestors, the Delarondes, signed the Robinson-Superior Treaty and she has close family ties to the Red Rock Indian Band.
Breanne holds a B.A.H. in Global Development Studies from Queen’s University graduating with distinction in 2015. She earned her Juris Doctor with a specialization in Aboriginal Law & Indigenous Legal Traditions from University of Ottawa and graduated Cum Laude in 2018. She first joined the firm as a summer student in 2017, articling here in 2019 before joining full time as a lawyer in 2020.
Before she was first called to the B.C. Bar in 2020, Breanne interned at the Specific Claims Tribunal as well as at the Senate of Canada. Between law school and returning to Woodward and Company, she worked at the Senate of Canada as a Special Assistant. She was also the President of the Indigenous Law Students’ Association at the University of Ottawa from 2017-2018, and a founding member of the National Indigenous Law Students’ Association where she regularly advocated for improvements to the law school experience for Indigenous students at both a university and nation-wide level.