Our objective is to play a meaningful role in Indigenous Peoples' ongoing struggle for a more respectful and equitable world for themselves and their children.
As part of our commitment to supporting the development of Indigenous lawyers, First Peoples Law is offering a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to an Indigenous law student with a demonstrated interest in serving and advancing the interests of Indigenous Peoples.
1) be an Indigenous student (i.e. First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) currently enrolled at a Canadian law school as a JD candidate as of September 2019; and
2) have a demonstrated interest in serving and advancing the interests of Indigenous Peoples
(a) Reference letter from a member of your home community identifying and confirming your commitments and interests. It is suggested but not required that this reference letter come from a community Elder, elected or hereditary leader, or traditional knowledge-holder
(b) Reference letter from an organization, entity or other body which provides services and supports for or on behalf of Indigenous Peoples
2) One reference letter from an employer or professor (or other faculty member)
3) Proof of enrollment as an Indigenous student at a Canadian law school
4) A 500-word essay explaining how you intend to use your law degree to serve and advance the interests of Indigenous Peoples