Jaime Youngmedicine Battiste

Jaime Battiste LL.B., a Mi’kmaq from Potlotek First Nations, Unama’ki, resides in Eskasoni with his son Jacoby Youngblood. A graduate of Mi’kmaq Studies at the Cape Breton University and a graduate of the Dalhousie University Law School, he is a published writer and researcher on Mi’kmaq history, culture, and law. He has served on numerous committees and boards that have dealt with education, youth, human rights, and governance, and is fluent in the Mi’kmaw language. In 2012, he was under contract with the Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative as a Citizenship Officer.  An active organizer and athlete, he has organized and participated in major annual sporting, cultural, cultural, and academic events in his community and beyond. He was the Eastern Youth representative at the Assembly of First Nations and the Atlantic Youth Committee of AFN. He was also honoured as a National  Aboriginal Role Model in 2004.  A proud, fluent speaker of his Mi'kmaq language, Jaime Battiste is the son of Mi’kmaw professor Marie Battiste and Chickasaw legal scholar Sákéj Henderson.

Added to Archives 2013