Judy White, QC

Co-Chair, Indigenous

Judy White is a Mi’kmaq grandmother and member of the Flat Bay Band. Ms. White completed a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie Law School with particular emphasis upon Aboriginal Law and is part of the Queen’s Counsel (QC).

Ms. White also completed the Intensive Program of Lands, Resources and First Nations Government at Osgoode Hall Law School, as well as recently completed the Leading Peoples and Investing in Sustaining Communities, an Indigenous certificate program at Harvard Business School. Ms. White has completed the Chartered Directors Program at McMaster University.

Ms. White has vast board and governance experience and has served many agencies and in various capacities including the National Centre for First Nations Governance, the First Nations Financial Management Board, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Board of Regents for Memorial University and most recently the Small Departments Audit Committee.

Ms. White has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Assembly of First Nations and a partner with the law firm of McDonald White located at Conne River, Newfoundland Labrador, specializing in aboriginal law. She has served as the Self Government Advisor for Miawpukek First Nation. Judy White has served as a Policy and Planning Specialist for Women’s Policy Office on Aboriginal Women’s Issues. 

Ms. White is currently on an interchange from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, where she has been the Assistant Deputy Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, as well as the 2021 Chairperson of the NL Human Rights Commission.