Christine Goodwin

Christine Goodwin

Christine Goodwin
Research Officer

Room Number: 160.7 Law
Phone Number: 306-966-6197
Email Address: cmg437@mail.usask.ca

Christine (Sagassige) Goodwin is an Ojibwe woman from Curve Lake First Nation. Christine spent her university years as a single parent and raised 2 children while she obtained a BA (Hons) in History (1997) at the University of Calgary, completed PLSNP (1997), obtained her LLB at the University of Calgary (2001) and was called to the Alberta bar in 2002. Christine’s bar call made history because she was the first Aboriginal person to be called to the bar on an Indian reserve in an established court in Canada, and by a provincial court judge, Judge Leonard S. Mandamin (as he was then) in a joint sitting with the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. Christine articled at Rath & Company then became in-house counsel for the Tsuu T’ina Nation until she established her own law firm called the Seventh Generation Law Group. Christine moved to Saskatoon in 2010 when she entered into the Masters of Law Program. She specializes in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Gladue factors in the criminal justice system. Since moving to Saskatoon Christine became a grandmother and has married the love of her life. She loves to travel and is fast becoming an “expert” at making star blankets.