"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Albus Dumbledore
Roy Stewart is a Mi’gmaw lawyer from New Brunswick. He is also a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick. Roy’s practice is focused on working with Indigenous clients, including Indigenous not-for-profit organizations, communities, governments, and individuals across Atlantic Canada. Roy advises his clients on various legal issues, including:
- Governance, Land Management, and environmental protection;
- Consultation, negotiations, and litigation related to land use and resource projects; and
- Treaty implementation and self-government.
He has appeared before all levels of Court in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and has represented Indigenous organizations at provincial and national commissions of inquiry, including the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Roy has held the roles of Vice-Chair and Chair of the Canadian Bar Association-Nova Scotia Aboriginal Law Section. He has been a part-time faculty member at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University since 2020, where he coaches the law school’s Kawaskimhon Moot team.
Roy studied sociology and native studies at St. Thomas University, and he obtained his law degree from the University of New Brunswick. He also has a Certificate in Negotiation from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Roy lives in New Brunswick with his dog, Moose.