WHO WE ARE

First Peoples Law is a law firm dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. We work closely with First Nations to defend their Aboriginal title, rights and Treaty rights, uphold their Indigenous laws and governance and ensure economic prosperity for their members.

Meet our team

Charlotte Rose
Articled Student

As a Stó:lō & Dakelh Ts’eke, I chose to enter the legal profession because of my late ‘Utsoo (granny) and Keyohwhudachun (Hereditary Chief), Sally Sam (née A’huille), who instilled in her grandchildren unwavering values and principles for advocating and protecting our home, the Maiyoo Keyoh (traditional Indigenous customary territory and group). The transference of teachings over time, aligned with my education, experiences on the land, and in boardrooms, propelled my life in a direction towards law.  In following the path of my Ancestors, I am committed to advocating and protecting Indigenous peoples, territories, and laws across what is now called Canada.

I have served as vice-president to the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Indigenous Law Students Association, a TRU Law Research student, and part of a Government-to-Government table.

Beyond my pursuits in law, I enjoy being on the land, where my family and I harvest for the winter months and take in all that our Indigenous classroom has to offer. If not on the land, I enjoy reading, traveling, learning Indigenous languages, and supporting Indigenous hockey. Awet-za.

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