The Honourable Lua E. Gibb

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The Honourable Lua E. Gibb

Judge, Provincial Court of Saskatchewan

Panel: Wednesday, May 4th (AM)

Indigenous Voices in Education, Justice and Economic Development: Learning from the Past to Shape the Future

Description: In this session, panelists will share their stories and insights into how our past will help shape the future.

Biography

Judge Lua Gibb is from the Onion Lake Cree Nation. She is an intergenerational residential school survivor and has dedicated herself as a champion of reconciliation. Judge Gibb attended the University of Saskatchewan graduating from the College of Law in 2005 and was called to the bar in both Saskatchewan and B.C. As a lawyer, Judge Gibb appeared in all levels of court in both provinces. She was appointed to Saskatoon Provincial Court in January 2020 and prior to that worked as Senior Counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada as well as a Crown Prosecutor with the province of Saskatchewan and an Advocate and Investigator with the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth.

In her work with the government, Judge Gibb’s focus included implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, policy reform to address systemic barriers and improving culturally competent decision-making. Judge Gibb was a faculty member with the National School for Prosecutors and taught in the area of reconciliation and unconscious bias. She was also recognized as one of the CBC Saskatchewan’s Top 40 Under 40 last year and although she may be the youngest judge sitting in Saskatchewan today, she brings 15 years of criminal law practice and her lived experience as an Indigenous woman to the court. Judge Gibb lives in Saskatoon with her two daughters and is an avid home baker who loves to cook for her family and friends in her spare time.