Speaker Profiles

Chief Kelly LaRocca

Chief Kelly LaRocca

Chief of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

Chief Kelly LaRocca was elected as the Chief of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation in 2013, and has served on the elected Council for her community since 2008.

Kelly's other past professional experience includes practising as a civil litigation lawyer, which she commenced upon graduation from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law in 2000, and her call to the Bar for Ontario in 2001. Before entering her career in Indigenous politics, Kelly also completed graduate coursework at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, with a focus on Aboriginal legal issues.

Kelly is married and lives in Port Perry with her husband Jonathan and their beautiful daughter Ruby, and are expecting a little one on the way in May.

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