About Nicole Richmond
Heal Yourself, Heal the World
Nicole Richmond is a member of Biiigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation and her work is grounded in Anishinabe worldview. She completed her undergraduate training in Political Science and Philosophy at McMaster University and obtained her law degree from the University of Toronto. On graduation, Nicole was awarded significant, university-wide leadership awards: the President's Award for Excellence from McMaster and the Gordon Cressy Award from University of Toronto. In addition, Nicole studies meditation, consciousness, energy-healing, alternative dispute resolution and restorative practices. Nicole's practice is as varied as her interests and experience, and her dedication to healing and well-being brings a very unique perspective to her legal and advisory work.
Nicole was called to the bar in 2007. In her legal career, she has worked at a litigation boutique in downtown Toronto, at an Aboriginal and Treaty rights boutique law firm and at full-service law firms in Thunder Bay. In her administrative career, she has worked as the Indigenous Education lead for a school board and in the justice sector for a First Nation political organization.
Nicole has been self-employed as a sole practitioner since 2019 and her focus is on Anishinabek governance, education, employment and training, child wellbeing and capacity building. She enjoys facilitation, strategic planning and big picture thinking. Nicole provides legal support that is grounded in holistic practices, Anishinabe values and emotional intelligence. Nicole's experiences have showed her that many First Nations organizations want to infuse principles of love, respect and compassion in their practices and their relationships, while still maintaining high standards and quality assurance protections.
Nicole's objective is to build capacity for nation building. Her focus is to help First Nations build develop attitudes, skills and tools that evolve current practices. Is your organization ready to grow? Nicole will work with you to discover your strengths and what makes you special, and help integrate those principles into your critical path.