Kim is Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish on her mother’s side, and Scottish and Irish on her father’s side. She is a member of the K’ómoks First Nation, which is located in the modern day Comox Valley in British Columbia.
Kim joined Mandell Pinder as an Articling Student and is now an Associate, bringing to the firm her experience in BC Treaty Negotiations with her own nation. She is committed to using her legal education and career to give back to the Indigenous community in any way that she can. She is passionate about the inclusion of Indigenous ways of being and knowing in legal practice, and bringing about positive change.
Kim was called to the bar in 2023. Kim joined Mandell Pinder LLP as an articling student in 2022 and continues her work as an associate with the firm.
J.D., Aboriginal Law Specialization, Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia (2022)
B.A. (with distinction), Economics and Indigenous Studies, University of Victoria (2018)
Assists in litigation at the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Most notably, member of legal team representing Musqueam Indian Band in defending Aboriginal title litigation affecting Musqueam’s rights.
Supports First Nation governments and Indigenous organizations in negotiations, community engagement and governance work.
Assists in implementing co-operative engagement strategies between First Nations, the Province and local municipalities toward flood mitigation planning.
Assists in developing legal opinion letters on historical claims for First Nations governments in accordance with the Government of Canada’s specific claims policy.
Highly engaged with Indigenous communities.
An active member of the K’ómoks First Nation.
Served on the executive of the Indigenous Law Students Association at Allard including as Co-President.