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Katherine Hensel

Department of law
University of Toronto


Katherine Hensel is a Secwepemc lawyer, and the principal lawyer with Hensel Barristers. Hensel Barristers represents First Nations and their members, as well as Indigenous organizations in a variety of litigation proceedings, including civil litigation, child welfare trials and appeals, human rights complaints, judicial reviews, treaty and Aboriginal rights disputes, select criminal cases and public inquiries, including British Columbia’s Missing and Murdered Women’s inquiry (as counsel for the Native Women’s Association of Canada) and the Ipperwash Inquiry (as Assistant Commission Counsel). She was counsel, with Brendan van Niejenhuis of Stockwoods LLP, for Attawapiskat First Nation in that community’s Federal Court application concerning third party management.

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Canadian Constitutional Law Charter of Rights Comparative Constitutional Law Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law Law and Religion

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