The honourable Judge, Marion Buller
Marion Buller is a member of the Mistawasis Nehiyawak, a Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan. She started her legal career as a lawyer, practicing in criminal, administrative and human rights law. She was the Commission Counsel for the Cariboo-Chilcotin Justice Inquiry. She was the Director and President of the Indigenous Bar Association and other organizations. Ms. Buller was the first Indigenous woman appointed as a Provincial Court Judge in BC. She presided in courts in many locations across BC, including the northern circuit court. She founded the First Nations Court and provided the foundation for the Indigenous Family Court. These are courts that consider the special circumstances of Indigenous people.
Ms. Buller has also written extensively about Indigenous and Human rights. After twenty-two years as a judge, Ms. Buller was appointed as the Chief Commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This was a precedent-setting and truly national inquiry. The National Inquiry’s strongly-worded Final Report and Calls for Justice have attracted both national and international attention.