Verukah Poirier

Student

  • vpoirier@jfklaw.ca
  • P 604-687-0549
  • 340 - 1122 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L1

Verukah Poirier is entering her third year at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. She is passionate about creating safe spaces for Indigenous law students in legal education.

During her time at law school, she worked as the Indigenous Legal Studies Student Assistant, and she is the incoming third year representative for the Indigenous Law Student Association at UBC. Further, she has been a panelist on at the Canadian Institute for Administration of Justice Annual Conference titled “Indigenous Peoples and the Law” and at the Canadian Health Promoting Campuses program titled “Centering Indigenous Engagement”.

Prior to joining JFK Law LLP as a summer student, Verukah worked as a Gladue Report Writer for the BC First Nations Justice Council. Verukah attended the University of British Columbia for her Bachelor of Arts majoring in First Nations and Indigenous Studies. She enjoys spending her spare time beading new projects and snowboarding the North Shore Mountains.

Verukah Poirier is Métis from St. Paul des Métis and Nehiyaw from the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, Treaty 6. However, Verukah was born and raised in Williams Lake, BC.

Highlights

Publications

Constitutionality of Indigenous child welfare law to be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada

UPDATE: The SCC has extended the usual timeline for filing interventions. The deadline for

 
IMPORTANT DEADLINE APPROACHING: Band Reparations Class Action

This blog is about an ongoing residential schools class action claim open to Indigenous groups (“Bands”). The deadline to