Awards

Winner Best Female Artist | 2011 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

Winner Best Female Traditional, Cultural Roots Award | 2009 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

Winner Keeper of Traditions Special Honour Award | 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

Winner of the 2014 Andrew Thompson Award | Awarded at West Coast Environmental Law’s 40th Anniversary event, included a judge’s choice – awarded by a panel of judges – and a people’s choice selected by over 6000 votes cast on-line.

 

Nominations

Nominated Best Female Vocalist/Best Female Artist | 2012 Native American Music Awards

Nominated Best Historical/Linguistic Recording | 2012 Native American Music Awards

Nominated World Recording of the Year, New Journeys | 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards

Nominated Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year | 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards

Nominated World Solo Artist of the Year | 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards
The first Canadian Aboriginal artist in the CFMA’s history to receive a nomination in this category.

Nominated Best Folk, Acoustic Album | 2011 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

Nominated Best Songwriter | 2011 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

Nominated Best Folk, Acoustic Album | 2011 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

Nominated Single of the Year | 2011 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

 

Honours

2013 'Today We Will Go On Our Own Strength' featured in Knowledge Network production 'Dwellling'

2012 Terri-Lynn featured on the cover of The Advocate magazine | Published by the Vancouver Bar Association, May 2012

2012 Featured Main Stage performer at Victoria BC’s Canada Day celebration

2012 ‘Have a Light Heart on Your New Journey’ reached No 2 on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown and was on this chart for almost 40 weeks

2012 Featured in Turtle Island’s book ‘IN Tune’ to encourage reluctant readers, promote literacy and connect aboriginal youth with music industry careers

2012 Contributed music to a video ‘Garnet’s Journey’ about reconciliation in the aftermath of the Indian Residential School experience

2011 Cited as one of the top 10 most Influential Indigenous Albums of 2011 by RPM Indigenous Music Culture

She has served as Advisory Council member for the Vancouver Foundation’s Environment Program, as a juror for the Ecotrust (US) Buffet Award for Indigenous Leadership and on the board of Ecotrust Canada

Terri-Lynn is a past board member of Earthlife Canada Foundation. In October 2011 in recognition of her support for and contribution to Environmental Law Terri-Lynn was asked to become an Honourary Director of the Board of Directors of Ecojustice

 

Terri-Lynn Receives People's Choice Award

Friday, November 7, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory.  West Coast Environmental Law congratulates the winners of the 2014 Andrew Thompson Award: Glen Williams/Malii, Gitanyow Hereditary Chief, and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson/gid7ahl-gudsllaay, lawyer and member of the Haida Nation.

The 2014 Andrew Thompson Award, which was awarded at West Coast Environmental Law’s 40th Anniversary event this week, included a judge’s choice – awarded by a panel of judges to Mr. Williams – and a people’s choice selected by over 6000 votes cast on-line – awarded to Ms. Williams-Davidson.

Glen Williams, Malii, President and Chief Negotiator for the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs, has spent decades fighting for the preservation and implementation of Gitanyow laws, successfully litigating and negotiating long-term protection for the Gitanyow lax’yip (territory).

Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, gid7ahl-gudsllaay, is a lawyer and citizen of the Haida Nation. The founding Executive Director of EAGLE (Environmental-Aboriginal Guardianship through Law and Education), she has devoted her entire career to protecting ecological and cultural rights,  including as the lead lawyer in the Haida’s successful 2004 Supreme Court of Canada challenge to protect old-growth forests and the resulting reconciliation over Haida Gwaii.

The Andrew Thompson award was established in 2002 by West Coast Environmental Law and the Thompson family as a legacy to the late Dr. Andrew Thompson, a pioneer in the fields of environmental and natural resource law.  The 2014 award recognized individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fields of environmental and Aboriginal law or to the revitalization, recognition and/or enforcement of Indigenous environmental law.

“Glen and Terri-Lynn, and indeed all our finalists, demonstrate the transformative potential when First Nations take action, grounded in their own laws, and backed up by Canadian constitutional law, to protect the land and resources of their territories,” said Jessica Clogg, Executive Director & Senior Counsel of West Coast Environmental Law.

The other finalists in the award, who were also honoured at the 40th Anniversary, included Grand Chief Bob Pasco (Chair, Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council), Ardith Wal’petko We’dalx Walkem (lawyer to the Union of BC Indian Chiefs) and Chief Roger William (Xeni Gwet’in First Nation).