Riva Farrell Racette is a member of the Timiskaming Algonquin First Nation and practices out of Regina, Saskatchewan. Riva has appeared at all levels of Saskatchewan courts.
Prior to completing her law degree, Riva worked as a school teacher on a Saskatchewan First Nation–operated school for over seven years. She obtained her teaching degree from the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher’s Education Program (SUNTEP). Drawing on her education background, Riva practises in labour and employment and human rights law, working extensively with employers on these matters. She advises clients on workplace accommodation and wrongful dismissals, and has considerable experience drafting and reviewing employment contracts and employer workplace policies. Riva also works extensively in the area of Aboriginal law and advises First Nations on band governance and associated administrative law issues, including land management, housing matters and election codes and disputes.
- Member, Timiskaming Algonquin First Nation
- Director, Carmichael Outreach
- Student Mentor, Mother Teresa Middle School Regina
- Secretary, Aboriginal Law South, Canadian Bar Association (2012-present)
- Musical performances for various community causes (2000-present)
- Saskatchewan Women’s Secretariat Scholarship (2000)
- Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Scholarship (1999)
- Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth Scholarship (1998)