Steve Faryna

Indigenous Law Students' Association Representative


Steve here. I'm the 2017-18 ILSA rep. I'm Metis tracing my ancestry right back to the Red River cultural hub of the Metis peoples. However, I grew up in Alberta Badlands about an hour and a half East North-East of Calgary in the ghost town of Wayne. Wayne is situated on traditional Blackfoot lands and falls under treaty 7. As a young boy I was one of Canada's top gopher trappers… Self-proclaimed. They don’t taste like chicken but do rotisserize nicely on a stick. Yes, it's called "Gopher on a stick".   
 After a couple years of PoliSci and Anthropology courses at Red Deer College I transferred to Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick to complete a Philosophy undergraduate degree. Most of my academic thought went into the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
   A farmer by trade, I apprenticed on a Biodynamic farm in Squamish for several summers, grew organic barley in Alberta for BC craft breweries, industrial hemp in Cobble Hill, and currently participate in a vineyard cooperative up the Saanich peninsula at the former Marley Farms location. I'm always open to hay bale stacking challenges. I can toss all day.   
   I'm thrilled about my LSS role as ILSA rep and am eager for the opportunity to support the Uvic Law community. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at I'll do everything in my power to provide you with the assistan ce you need