Kris Statnyk

Kris Statnyk

Kris is Gwich’in and a member of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Old Crow, Yukon. Kris is a lawyer practicing in the area of Aboriginal law on behalf of Indigenous peoples and organizations providing strategic advice, negotiation support and advocacy in support of Indigenous self-determination. Prior to practicing law, Kris obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alberta and a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law. While studying law, Kris worked as a researcher with University of Victoria’s Indigenous Law Research Unit assisting community-based projects on the revitalization of Indigenous laws, as an intern at West Coast Environmental Law on public interest environmental law issues and as a student at the Law Centre representing low income clients in areas of criminal defence, family law, employment law and human rights. Kris is a board member with the Yellowhead Institute and West Coast Environmental Law.”