Jean Teillet specializes in aboriginal rights litigation and negotiations. She maintains an active role as a public speaker and primarily speaks on aboriginal rights, access to justice, identity and equality issues. She is published in many journals and law books and is the author of the annually updated Métis Law in Canada. In addition to her aboriginal rights work, Ms. Teillet works in the field of reproductive rights. She is an adjunct professor at the UBC Faculty of Law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Teillet worked for twenty years as a writer, dancer, actor, choreographer, director and producer. Jean has also been a visual artist for over thirty years. Her work is in private collections in the United States and Canada. Ms. Teillet is the great grand-niece of Louis Riel.