Call for Expressions of Interest: The Indigenous Advisory Circle of the Law Foundation


October 2022

The Law Foundation of British Columbia receives funds from the interest on lawyers pooled trust accounts generated across many Indigenous territories that make up British Columbia, and administers grants supporting programming across those territories. Given this, the Foundation shares an extraordinary duty to build good relationships with Indigenous peoples in British Columbia, 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 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 guide the Foundation in its efforts to build a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples that promotes trust, respect, accountability, and reciprocity. The Circle will also be a space intended for dialogue about the Foundation’s activities and practices, and how they may be developed and improved over time.

The Foundation is seeking expressions of interest for the Indigenous Advisory Circle. Indigenous peoples and their perspectives will be centred in this work, and therefore only those self-identifying as Indigenous may submit an expression of interest. Indigenous Advisors will be financially compensated for time spent preparing for and attending meetings. More information about the process will be available on the Law Foundation of BC website on September 30, 2022. Expressions of interests will be due no later than November 18, 2022.