Saul Brown - Indigenous Governance

Saul Brown

Articled Student
604 988 5201
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Saul provides creative and dynamic governance advice to Indigenous Nations and supports them to understand their options and achieve their goals.

Saul has expertise advocating for, negotiating and supporting the implementation of unique Nation-to-Nation Agreements outside of treaty. He is committed in his practice to continuously learning from and supporting Indigenous communities in breathing life into their own inherent legal traditions. Saul assists Indigenous communities in using their own legal principles in contemporary formats to the benefit of their communities.

Saul is a proud member of the Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) and Nuučaan̓uɫ (Nuu-chah-Nulth) Nations. Saul was raised in Haíɫzaqv territory, steeped in Haíɫzaqv culture, values, and law. This deep sense of justice reflects Saul’s Haíɫzaqv worldview, and an ingrained belief that making space for Indigenous law to flourish will be beneficial for all Canadians.

I believe in practicing reciprocity and I am grateful that working at Ratcliff allows for me to practice reciprocity with the communities we serve in the pursuit of justice.

Awards & Accolades

  • Law Foundation of B.C. Public Interest Law Award, 2020
  • First Nation Public Service Scholarship, 2021

News, Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, Dáduqvḷá1 qṇtxv Ǧviḷ̓ásax̌: To look at our traditional laws. Decision of the Haíɫzaqv (Haíɫzaqv) Dáduqvḷá Committee Regarding the October 13, 2016 Nathan E. Stewart Spill. 2018
  • Author, “Indigenous marine response centre breathing life into reconciliation”, National Observer, 2018
  • Presenter on “Perspectives on Government Litigation Conference”, Canadian Bar Association and Department of Justice 2019
  • Presenter on “Implementing UNDRIP” panel by Pacific Business and Law Institute in Partnership with the Law Society of B.C. 2020


  • J.D., 2022, University of Victoria
  • B.A. with distinction, 2016, University of Victoria