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A little about myself

I am Ts’msyen member of Lax Kw’alaams in Northern British Columbia as well as Dene-Métis from Lutselk’e in the Northwest Territories.

I am currently completing a Masters of Law at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. I received my Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law in 2013. In 2008, I also received a Bachelor of Arts (Art History) from the University of British Columbia. I was called to the bar with the Law Society of Ontario in 2015.

My legal experience includes, articling at Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto, working as a human rights lawyer, and a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario. While at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, I have worked part time as a Research Assistant with the Indigenous Law Research Unit (ILRU) on various projects with a focus on Indigenous legal orders through the application of the ILRU methodology.

I am also part of the inaugural group of Yellowhead Institute Research Fellows from 2018 to 2020. The Yellowhead Institute is a First Nations-led think tank rooted in community networks and committed to Indigenous self-determination. In May 2019, I also joined the Coast Funds board of directors, an organization that supports First Nations in achieving their goals for sustainable development and conservation management of the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.

Previously, I have volunteered my time in the capacity of board of director for the Indigenous Bar Association, Reach Up, and the Law Union of Ontario.

Follow me on Twitter at @STINA_GRAY