On April 4, 2017, Ms. Laboucan was a guest on Native Waves Radio 101.9FM, where she treated the audience to a dramatic reading of her written work Del’s Truck; a fictitious tale of a man named Del, his beloved truck, and a used car salesman with ideas of his own, based on the historic Supreme Court of Canada case, Delgamuukw. Listen to the full recording here:
Ms. Guuduniia (pronounced: “Guud-N-Eye”) La Boucan
Guuduniia became an associate with Devlin Gailus Watson in July, 2015 after having worked for 18 months as a legal researcher for DGW. Prior to joining DGW, Guuduniia articled at the Department of Justice in Vancouver and worked as an associate at a Victoria law firm specializing in family and criminal law.
Guuduniia is a member of the Whitefish Lake Band in Alberta. She was born and raised in British Columbia. Her professional resume includes acting as an aide-de-camp to the Ambassador of Circumpolar Affairs. While working as a foreign service officer, she oversaw various files including Arctic and International Aboriginal Affairs. She used her Bachelors of Science (First Class) to become the first fisheries biologist for the Haida Nation implementing the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy agreement and later worked as a biologist for Cowichan tribes. She completed her law degree in 2011 at the University of Victoria, winning a Presidents Scholarship for ranking in the top 3 percent of students. Guuduniia is now using her considerable work experience to build a legal practice in environmental, wills and estates and taxation law.
- Represented First Nation clients in family matters at the British Columbia Provincial Court and the Court of the Queen’s Bench of Alberta.
- Negotiated settlements in small claims, family and civil matters.
- Assisted in corporate work associated with First Nations and First Nation-owned entities
Professional and Community Activities
- Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association
- Treasurer of the Canadian Bar Association Aboriginal Law Section, Vancouver Island
- Treasurer of the Canadian Bar Association Aboriginal Lawyer Forum