Indigenous Lawyers Aim to Change the Legal System from the Top – The Tyee

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2021141 Views

Several candidates are vying for bencher position in the Law Society of BC.

Katrina Harry clearly remembers the moment she found her calling in the legal field. She had been practicing for a couple of years in Aboriginal and general law when she was asked to take on a child protection matter for Legal Aid BC.

The case involved helping a young Indigenous woman who’d had her newborn child removed shortly after birth.

“It’s a common story. We still see headlines about these kinds of stories. It really struck a nerve with me,” says Harry over the phone from her Vancouver home.

A mother to her own young children at the time, Harry, who is Shuswap from Esk’etemc First Nation near Williams Lake, remembers feeling a passion instantly ignited.

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