First Peoples Law Corporation and Donovan & Co. merged in July 2021 to become First Peoples Law LLP. Click here to learn more.

Meet our team

Dr. Mark Werner
Historical Researcher (he/him/they)

As a historian, I am most passionate about search methodologies and innovative approaches to the archive. I am honoured to be working on behalf of Indigenous Peoples in Canada in their pursuit of justice.

In 2008, I moved to British Columbia to pursue a master’s degree in environmental history. My thesis on the early history of orca captivity in British Columbia sparked my interest in early settler-aboriginal relations in the province. This last spring, I completed my Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia, culminating in a dissertation on the early cultural and environmental history of the orca.

When not scouring through historical documents, I tend to my organic vegetable garden.