Hannah Katli’n Martin - 2017 Māori Law Review Visiting Indigenous Scholar

Hannah Katli’n Martin is a Mi’kmaq First Nation of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Hannah is a 2015 Loran Scholar and third year Honours Indigenous Studies student at McMaster University, which is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabe territory in Hamilton, Ontario.

From a young age Hannah has grown a love for community and leadership. This earned her a Loran Scholarship in the year 2015 and has since provided her with the support to pursue opportunities such as an internship at the Maori Law Review this winter. Hannah has a special interest in the empowerment of Indigenous youth to foster a determined next generation of Indigenous leaders. In the 2016-2017 academic year, she was a workshop leader for the Yonkwahahí:yos mentorship at McMaster University, which promotes reconciliation and learning between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Hannah plans on continuing her education through postgraduate research, and eventually using her knowledge to pursue a career in the field of Canadian Aboriginal law. Ultimately, she hopes to contribute to a future where Indigenous nations in Canada can thrive as self-determining peoples once again.