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Melissa Rumbles


I went to law school at the University of Victoria, which opened my eyes to the way the law was and is used as a tool to oppress Indigenous Peoples. After law school I clerked for five justices of the BC Supreme Court and then worked at a large national law firm. I am incredibly lucky to now be able to apply those experiences to furthering the rights and interests of Indigenous Peoples at First Peoples Law.

I primarily assist clients in preparing specific claims against Canada, and represent clients in specific claims negotiations and proceedings before the Specific Claims Tribunal.

In my free time I enjoy spending time outside, whether it is biking, running, swimming, or camping.

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