Ashley Hamp-Gonsalves is an associate at OKT. She has worked on a variety of matters, including Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, band governance, corporate law, and residential school matters. Ashley is of Mi’kmaq descent and is a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation in Newfoundland.
Ashley received her law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2014. As a law student, Ashley undertook research regarding various Aboriginal law issues, including the duty to consult and CEAA 2012, fiduciary obligations in healthcare contexts, and resource management. Ashley also did pro bono work for the Mi’kmaq Legal Support Network and acted as co-chair of the Student Animal Law Association.
In 2014 Ashley participated in the 20th annual Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Law Moot where she sought to negotiate a mock Impact Benefit Agreement on behalf of a fictional First Nations community within the framework of a talking circle.
Ashley completed her undergraduate degree at York University, and holds an honours double major in English and Law and Society.
Ashley has also worked in the emerging field of animal law, and is particularly interested in the intersection between Indigenous rights and animal law issues.
Ashley is a member of the Bar of Ontario and the Indigenous Bar Association.