.Dean Angelique EagleWoman announced via email today to Lakehead students that she will be leaving her post this summer. Dean EagleWoman is the second full-time dean to depart from the law school since Founding Dean Lee Steusser left in July 2015.
In her email, Dean EagleWoman states she is leaving is because of systemic issues she has faced in integrating the Aboriginal and Indigenous mandate at the law school. The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law was founded in 2013 with a tri-partite mandate of small town practice, natural resources law, and Aboriginal law.
Angelique EagleWoman joined the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law in May 2016 as the first female Aboriginal law school dean in Canada. She is a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota and holds degrees from Stanford University, University of North Dakota School of Law, and University of Tulsa College of Law.