Brianna McCann

Summer Student


Brianna McCann is a summer student. She is a member of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation. Originally from Muskoka, Ontario (Williams Treaty), she acknowledges that she is now a guest on Coast Salish territory.

Brianna will soon be completing the final year of her Juris Doctor at Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Committed to improving women’s access to justice, Brianna completed a clinical term at Rise Women’s Legal Centre. In the clinician term, Brianna contributed to the non-profit social justice movement by assisting self-identifying women navigate the justice system.

Prior to law, Brianna completed her undergraduate degree in Indigenous studies and political studies with an emphasis on law and policy at Trent University. Alongside her studies, Brianna held research positions that allowed her to explore the cultural and legal implications of Canada’s involvement with Indigenous peoples. Through her work and lived experiences, Brianna has developed a deep interest in furthering the rights of Indigenous people and communities.

In her spare time, Brianna enjoys reading, writing, and learning her traditional language. As much as she can, Brianna’s hopes to experience the beautiful lands she lives on.



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