OUR TEAM

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

Nisha Sikka
Lawyer (she/her)

From a young age, I knew that I wanted to work to advance social justice and social change. I decided to pursue the law to further these objectives. By the time I completed my studies, I had gained a better understanding of the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and knew that I wanted to work to advance decolonization and promote healing in a meaningful way.

Over the last several years, I have had the privilege of working with and for Indigenous Peoples to protect and advance their rights and interests. At First Peoples Law, I practice in a number of different areas including: Aboriginal rights and title, consultation and accommodation, governance and specific claims. I also practice civil litigation. In my practice, in addition to working with clients to achieve their goals, I am also committed to trauma-informed lawyering and promoting access to justice.

I am currently the Legislative Liaison of the Canadian Bar Association’s Aboriginal Law section (BC Branch) and also volunteer at Amicie Curiae’s clinics where I provide free legal assistance to individuals who require assistance completing their legal forms. In terms of publications, I have contributed to Golden Eagle Rising’s “Trauma-Informed Toolkit” for members of the legal profession and co-authored a paper on “Indigenous Centered Conflict Resolution Processes in Canada” for the Centre for Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property.

Outside of my law practice, I love to travel, explore, read and spend time with friends and family (including my two cats). I am also a member of the Vancouver Writers Festival’s Board of Directors.

Connect with Nisha on LinkedIn