Featured Photo: Miss Universe Canada Siera Bearchell, Métis

Featured Photo: Miss Universe Canada Siera Bearchell, Métis



Siera Bearchell, 23, put her pursuit of a law degree from the Univesrity of Saskatchewon on hold to fulfill her responsibilities of being Miss Universe Canada. She won the pageant in mid-June in Toronto, beating out 63 other entrants. Besides representing the country at various events throughout Canada and the world during the upcoming year, Bearchell has also qualified to compete at the Miss Universe contest later this year.

The aspiring lawyer sees plenty of gaps to fill when it comes to awareness of indigenous issues.

“Students aren’t taught a lot about indigenous culture at school, and I’d like to see that change,” she told Canadian Lawyer after her win. “I took an indigenous law class, and I think more needs to be done in terms of exposing students to that area of the law.

Read more about what Bearchell had to say below.

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This image was featured in this week’s Indian Country Today Media Network newsletter.

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