Anishinaabe (Matachewan First Nation) law student at University of Ottawa
Angel Larkman is an Anishinaabe, from Matachewan First Nation. She is a mom, a daughter, a sister, and an auntie. She is also a mature, second-year law student at the University of Ottawa. Angel spent 20 years challenging the validity of her grandmother’s “voluntary” enfranchisement. Although she was denied leave at the Supreme Court of Canada, she has not stopped her fight for justice for her grandmother. It has been 36 years since Indian Act membership amendments of Bill C-31, and she was only recently able to apply for legal status as an Indian because of a lower court decision for another family’s “voluntary” enfranchisement.