Called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1996 and Ontario in 2006, Stuart Wuttke is a leader in Indigenous rights and policy reform. He has been pivotal to the development of new legislation at the federal level which is rights based, such as the new child and family services legislation. As General Counsel at the Assembly of First Nations, Mr. Wuttke successfully advanced the largest ever class action settlements, including the ongoing implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (2006) and the more recent agreement in principle related to ending discrimination against Indigenous children and youth, and their families (2022). His profound expertise and involvement on the national stage in First Nations law has lent itself to the significant progress for First Nations and the advancement of reconciliation in Canada.
Mr. Wuttke is a fierce yet humble advocate who is dedicated to public service and his compassionate nature shows through his impactful work. He also mentors and supports Indigenous and non-Indigenous lawyers in the legal professions to advocate and defend Indigenous rights and human rights.