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]


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