Alfred Scow

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Alfred John Scow (born April 10, 1927, in Alert Bay, British Columbia, died Feb 26, 2013)[1] was the first Aboriginal person to graduate from a BC law school, the first Aboriginal lawyer called to the BC bar and the first Aboriginal legally trained judge appointed to the BC Provincial Court.[2]

Judge Scow received numerous awards including the UBC Great Trekker Award, Aboriginal Achievement awards, a UBC Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, the Order of Canada, and the Order of British Columbia.

Scow was also a hereditary chief of the Kwikwasutinuxw of the Kwakwaka'wakw people.[3]


  1. ^ Obituary: ‘Trailblazer’ first nations judge Alfred Scow led a life of firsts -- Kwicksutaineuk-ah-kwa-mish First Nation man was most proud of his work on aboriginal issues, by Kim Pemberton, in the Vancouver Sun; published March 6, 2013; retrieved March 24, 2016
  2. ^ B.C. Judge Alfred Scow remembered as "aboriginal pioneer", by Yolande Cole, in the Georgia Straight; published March 8, 2013; retrieved March 24, 2016
  3. ^ Profile of Judge Scow at Save Our Rivers Archived February 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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