Indigenous Advisory Circle

– NOTICE –
the deadline for Expressions of Interest passed on December 16
,
 2022. 

Foundation staff will confirm membership individually
with those who submitted Expressions of Interest
in early 2023

The Indigenous Advisory Circle

The Law Foundation of British Columbia (the Foundation) is headquartered on the traditional, unceded lands of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Foundation grants support justice programs across the Indigenous territories that make up BC. As part of the legal infrastructure in this province, the Foundation shares an extraordinary duty to build good relationships with Indigenous peoples, and a responsibility to ensure that Indigenous justice initiatives are a priority in its grant-making. 

As an important part of existing efforts to support the advancement of Indigenous justice, the Foundation is establishing an Indigenous Advisory Circle for the first time in its history. The Circle will advise the Foundation on any of its work and particularly that which has a pronounced impact on Indigenous peoples and communities. The Circle will be a space for dialogue about the Foundation’s practices, and how they may be developed over time. The Circle will guide the Foundation in its efforts to build a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples that promotes trust, respect, and accountability. 

The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest for the Indigenous Advisory Circle passed on December 16, 2022. Foundation staff will confirm membership individually with those who submitted Expressions of Interest in early 2023.