The Aboriginal Law Student Scholarship Trust was formed from a partnership between the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) and the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC). The purpose of the partnership is to advance legal education for Aboriginal persons through a trust fund that provides annual scholarships for Aboriginal persons to attend law schools in British Columbia.
NAAF President and CEO Roberta Jamieson and CBABC President Stephen McPhee joined more than 300 members of the Bench and Bar and guests at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel on September 30, 2010 for an evening of fundraising for Aboriginal students to attend law school in British Columbia. The gala's festivities included live and silent art auctions featuring leading Aboriginal artists, entertainment and a west-coast inspired menu. The gala raised more than $80,000 for the Trust.