MLI’s Dwight Newman honoured with Royal Society of Canada appointment

Dwight Newman
Dwight Newman

The Royal Society of Canada has appointed Macdonald-Laurier Institute Senior Fellow Dwight Newman to a prestigious club featuring some of Canada’s top academics.

Newman, a respected thought leader in the field of indigenous legal issues, will be appointed to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in November 2016.

“Dr. Newman is the foremost scholar on the Canadian doctrine of the duty to consult Aboriginal peoples”, the Royal Society said.

“A noted public intellectual, Dr. Newman’s work has been cited repeatedly in scholarship, in several Supreme Court of judgments, and by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report”.

Newman has authored several influential papers for MLI, including on the duty to consult and the success of indigenous legal action in the courts.