Local Presenters

The Organizing Committee is excited to announce a dynamic group of local presenters who will be providing their perspective on what is happening right now in Manitoba’s own legal market.
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Felix Walker

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN),
Family and Community Wellness Centre CEO

Felix Walker is a member of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brandon University in 2001.  Felix has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Family and Community Wellness Centre since 2001. The Centre operates as a multi-disciplinary service delivery model that administers and implements all health-related and child and family services for the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.

Felix has served his community in various roles including School Board Trustee 2016 to present, Band Councillor -Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation 1996 -1998, General Manager - Nelson House Development Corp. 1990 to 1996 and Consultant on Northern Flood Agreement 1987 to 1995.

Felix enjoys hunting, fishing and hockey. He is married, has four children and five grandchildren.


Chief Justice Glenn Joyal

Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench

Chief Justice Glenn Joyal was called to the bar in 1987.  He articled with the Department of the Attorney-General where he remained as a Crown Attorney until 1990.  For the next several years, Chief Justice Joyal worked with the Federal Department of Justice where he was involved in various high profile criminal, civil and constitutional litigation.  In 1997, he joined the Civil Litigation Section of Wolch, Pinx, Tapper, Scurfield.

Chief Justice Joyal was appointed to the Provincial Court of Manitoba in 1998.  He was appointed to the Manitoba Court of Appeal in 2007 and later that year chose to return to trial work as a judge in the Court of Queen’s Bench.  In January 2009, he was appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench and in February 2011 he was appointed Chief Justice.

Chief Justice Joyal has pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies at Simon Fraser University, the University of Paris at the Sorbonne, the University of Manitoba and Oxford University.



Trevor Anderson

Senior Scholar Faculty of Law
University of Manitoba