Renee Racette | Board of Directors

Renee Racette is a Cree First Nation and Métis individual from Cowessess First Nation and the Lebret Métis of Qu’Appelle Valley located in south-eastern Saskatchewan.  Renee is a former school teacher having taught in Saskatchewan’s north.  This life changing experience led Renee to law school.  Renee graduated from the University of Victoria law school (J.D.) and graduate school (M.A in Indigenous Governance) in 2002.  She articled and practiced at Woodward and Company and now serves the Hul’qumi’num Mustimuhw as in-house counsel for six First Nations on eastern Vancouver Island in the BC Treaty Process.  Renee has a deep, personal interest in ensuring change to existing federal and provincial governmental law and policy respecting Aboriginal people and has provided legal services to First Nations in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.  As in house counsel, Renee has had an expansive opportunity to develop her legal skills given her clients’ aggressive work toward getting justice through negotiations, litigation and the advancement of the law of Indigenous human rights.