published works

Journal of the Canadian Collaborative for Engagement & Conflict Management, Volume 1


Don Couturier is a judicial law clerk at the Court of Appeal of Alberta and recently completed law school and a Master of Public Administration at Queen’s University. In the fall, he will clerk for Justice Kasirer at the Supreme Court of Canada. During law and graduate school Don worked for Indigenous governments at a boutique law firm specializing in Aboriginal law. He previously served as a policy advisor for the Government of the Northwest Territories. Don was born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and draws on his experience working for and alongside Indigenous peoples in offering the comments contained in this article. The views expressed are his alone and were drafted before his work at the courts commenced.