"Learning the Haida language through Haida songs led to an interest in ceremonies, medicines, and other cultural knowledge. I learned that the songs come from the land, and are a reflection of the land. From this basis, I was inspired to become a lawyer to protect the land. All are connected."
Terri-Lynn Williams Davidson is an activist through art and music, but also through law. A well-known lawyer representing the Haida Nation in the area of aboriginal-environmental law, a citizen of the Haida Nation and also its General Counsel, Terri-Lynn has practiced in the area of aboriginal-environmental law since she was called to the BC Bar in 1996. She is currently the Principal and Senior Legal Counsel at White Raven Law Corporation.
An effective advocate, she integrates cultural knowledge and an indigenous voice into her legal work. Since 1995 she has represented the Haida Nation at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada in litigation to protect the old-growth forests of Haida Gwaii.