Osgoode LLM candidate Veronica Guido receives $5K CELF scholarship to study Anishinaabe law

Veronica Guido

Veronica Guido, an Anishinaabe-kwe (Ojibwe woman) and LLM candidate at Osgoode, is the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship under this year’s Canadian Energy Law Foundation (CELF) Scholarship Program.

“This award, to me, shows that my work on Anishinaabe law is being recognized by others and organizations as an area of law which deserves attention and merit,” Guido said. “With this award, I will be able to further use the works of Anishinaabe scholars, story tellers, knowledge keepers and Elders as my main source of law.”

Guido’s LLM thesis is looking at Anishinaabe law on land, rights and decision-making as it compares to the current Canadian understanding of the duty to consult and accommodate, so as “to rewrite what decision-making about land means, from an Indigenous legal lens.”