Jean Yuen, Recipient of a YWCA Women of Distinction Award

Boughton is ecstatic to announce that Jean Yuen is the recipient of the 2023 YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Award in the Reconciliation in Action (Ally) category at last night’s gala in Vancouver.

This annual award—presented by Scotiabank—recognizes extraordinary women leaders and businesses across 12 categories. The Reconciliation in Action (Ally) category recognizes significant and sustained effort towards healing and building more just and equitable communities for all people.

“This is a tremendous honour,” said Jean. “I am so fortunate to be in a position to use my legal knowledge to help support and be an ally to First Nations. The YWCA has recognized so many amazing women and I’m incredibly humbled to be counted among them.”

Jean is a leading Canadian Indigenous Law lawyer, often advising First Nations on land issues and development projects in respect of reserve land, governance and property taxation matters, and benefits agreements. She is the author of “Chapter 13, Real Estate Development on First Nations Lands” in CLE British Columbia Real Estate Development Practice Manual and is a frequent presenter at education conferences on First Nations land issues.

As well as economic development matters, Jean routinely advises on First Nations governance and property taxation matters and assists First Nations in the drafting of laws, policies and codes and in negotiating road tenure, protocol, accommodation and impacts and benefits agreements.

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