Beverly Jacobs

Beverly Jacobs

Beverly Jacobs

Mohawk College

Office Administration Legal, 1985

Lawyer, Self-employed

Beverly Jacobs has pulled together her life experience, Haudenosaunee teachings and law degree to fight for the rights of Indigenous peoples, confront violence against Indigenous women and girls, inspire her people to stand together, and educate Canadians about historic and contemporary injustices against Indigenous people. She has been instrumental in shining a light on the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. As president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, she helped galvanize the grassroots push that eventually led to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.