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Memegwans “Mem” Johnson-Owl

Board Member

Mem (she/her/hers) was part of the Summer 2022 law student intern cohort at West Coast Environmental Law. Mem is from Sagamok Anishinawbek & Montreal Lake Cree Nation and grew up in Regina, SK. Like many others, she left the prairies and moved to Vancouver to attend the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her undergraduate degree is in First Nations & Indigenous Studies with a minor in Political Science, and she entered her second year at Peter A. Allard School of Law in fall 2022. Youth mentorship and Indigenous representation is a driving passion for her, and she has mentored Indigenous youth at the Writer’s Exchange, with Alberta’s Future Leaders (AFL), and in her role as an Aboriginal Ambassador for UBC’s recruitment team. Prior to law school, Mem also participated in the Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP).  During this internship, Mem was placed with the Ministry of the Attorney General in the Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) which is a civilian oversight agency for police-inflicted incidents of violence & with Native Courtworkers and Counselling (NCCABC).

On board since: September 2022

Boards: 

  • West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation