Heather is a Mi’kmaq lawyer who graduated from the Schulich School of Law (Dalhousie) in 1994. She was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1995 and has worked as a staff lawyer at Dalhousie Legal Aid Service since 1997. Heather received her Queen’s Counsel designation in 2014; the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society Distinguished Service Award later in the same year; and the Weldon Award for unselfish public service in 2015. Her primary areas of practice are poverty law, child welfare law, youth criminal law, and human rights. Heather is actively involved in issues affecting the Aboriginal community, particularly in areas of child welfare, justice, health and housing. She has and continues to be affiliated with numerous community organizations, committees and Boards in the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community, locally, regionally and nationally. Her continued passions are ensuring her clients are well represented and treated fairly under the law and excellence in teaching 3rd year law students.