Jaden Bourque (he/him)
Jaden Bourque is Slavey Dene, Cree-Métis, and Canadian. He is an alumnus of the Indigenous Legal Studies Program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, where he achieved a specialization in Aboriginal Law. Subsequently, Jaden completed his articles at the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (ICLC), where he gained experience in an array of legal areas including Aboriginal law, family law, criminal law, wills & estates law, and civil law–working exclusively for the Indigenous community.
Throughout his tenure at the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (ICLC), Jaden was instrumental in developing the ICLC’s decolonial and Indigenized approach to handling files involving the Federal Indian Day School Class Action Settlement (FIDSCAS), and was invited to share this approach with Courthouse Libraries BC and at the Provincial Training Conference for Legal Advocates in 2020 and 2021. Additionally, in 2020, he was invited to present at UBC’s annual Pechakucha event, and he authored an article for Bartalk magazine, Social Distance ≠ Extinguished Connections, that discussed the manner in which legal practice evolved by highlighting the challenges and positive attributes of remote legal practice regarding the Indigenous community.
Beyond his legal practice, Jaden spends time with his family, and coaches mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is a lover of dogs, the culinary arts, coffee, film, and soul music.