Kate Kempton is a lawyer (Juris Doctor of Laws, University of Toronto) specializing in Indigenous rights and one of Canada‘s leading experts in Aboriginal law. In addition, she is well versed in environmental and impact assessment law, mining law, energy law, and areas of international law related to Indigenous rights.
Kate is a part-time advisor for SCBC with the objective of supporting the organization with strategic planning, donor engagement and community partnerships – this includes helping to define and structure campaigns; determine campaign action plans, timelines and deliverables; and building contacts with Indigenous communities across B.C.
Kate is also a published novelist, holds a master’s degree in journalism, and has national media experience. Her earlier work includes PR and fundraising for NGOs. She looks forward to using her expertise in Indigenous rights law and her communications skills to support SCBC’s dual goals of uplifting grassroots-led change away from climate and biodiversity crises and engaging with and learning from Indigenous wisdom on respectful relationships comprising the web of life.