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SASKATOON, Oct. 4 - Donald Edward Worme, of Saskatoon, has been awarded the $1,000 Harvey Bell Memorial Prize for outstanding achievement in the study of law.
Mr. Worme, a former resident of the Poorman Indian Reserve in east central Saskatchewan, is an articling law student. He received the bachelor of laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan last spring. When admitted to the Bar, he expects to practice law on his own or on another Saskatchewan Indian reserve.
He entered the College of Law in the fall of 1982 following studies at the University of Regina. He completed his secondary school education at Martin Collegiate in Regina.
During the last two summers, Mr. Worme has been employed by the Native Law Centre at the U of S as a tutor for the program of legal studies for native people. He has also held positions with the Association of Metis and Non-Status Indians, the World Assembly of First Nations and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations. In 1984-85, he was prairie and Northwest Territories representative on the Native Law Students' Association of Canada.
The Harvey Bell Memorial Prize is awarded each year through the University of Saskatchewan. It is given to an outstanding student of native Canadian ancestry, who has graduated from a Canadian law school, and is expected to make significant contributions in the area of native law. The prize is in memory of the late Harvey Bell, a North Battleford lawyer who was keenly interested in Saskatchewan's native people.