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Mitchell Hamline Symposiums

Speaker: Myrna McCallum

Myrna McCallum is a Métis-Cree mother and grandmother from Treaty Six territory (Green Lake & Waterhen Lake First Nation). She is the host of "The Trauma-Informed Lawyer" Podcast. Myrna acknowledges that it is Indigenous people and survivors of sexual violence who transformed her into the trauma-informed lawyer she is today. She educates via her podcast on trauma-informed lawyering, cultural humility, vicarious trauma + resilience and Indigenous intergenerational trauma. Myrna also educates through keynotes, training sessions and lunch and learn lectures. Most recently, Myrna began offering one-on-one customized trauma-informed lawyering training and coaching sessions for legal professionals. Myrna serves as a subject matter expert and consultant on trauma-informed lawyering, investigations, adjudications and policy development for several organizations including the Department of National Defence.  She practices human rights law, criminal law and conducts workplace investigations into complaints of systemic racism, sexual misconduct, human rights and bullying & harassment. She owns and operates Miyo Pimatisiwin Legal Services in North Vancouver, B.C.

The Trauma-Informed Lawyer Podcast

Intergnerational Trauma Slide Deck