Allard JD 2022
Mallory Jang is a member of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. She is a JD candidate at Peter A. Allard School of Law. She completed an undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in First Nation Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. Her great grandfather, Chief Mikhilkhlekh or Johnny David was the first Wet’suwet’en chief to give evidence in the historic Delgamuukw land claims court case.
Chief Mikhilkhlekh dedicated his testimony to his grandchildren and the next seven generations of Wet’suwet’en people. Accordingly, Mallory has always had a passion for advancing rights and justice for Indigenous people, including environmental rights. She has worked and volunteered for various Indigenous organizations and governments. As a fellow of the Centre for Law and the Environment she is currently working on a project regarding legal recognition for non-human relations, which encompasses rights and justice for Indigenous people.