Steven Faryna is passionate about his culture and is actively involved in the Métis community. His exemplary commitment to raising awareness of Indigenous culture and involvement in Métis affairs is demonstrated in both his day-to-day activities and in his long-term goals.
Last summer, Steven attended and completed the Program of Legal Studies for Native People (PLSNP) at the University of Saskatchewan. In the fall, he began pursuing his law degree at the University of Victoria, and became involved in the Métis community in Victoria, BC. He is now a board member of the Métis Nation of Greater Victoria, and an active participant in the organization’s monthly potlucks, information sessions, and fundraisers.
Within his legal program, Steven is a member of both the Indigenous Law Student Association and the Law Student Society. On the days that these organizations meet, Steven wears his Métis sash, which oftentimes sparks questions and opens up discussions surrounding Métis culture.
To further pursue his passion for Indigenous affairs, Steven has submitted an application to the Indigenous Legal Orders program at the University of Victoria. This program is the first of its kind, specializing in Indigenous law, and will be accepting its first round of applications to begin in September, 2018. Please consider Steven as a Métis Youth Role Model. He is a strong member of the Métis community and is committed to his connections to the culture. His dedication to the Métis identity, as well as the development of awareness around Métis culture, deserves to be recognized.