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Kaitlin Ritchie is an associate at OKT. She is a descendant of Chapleau Cree First Nation and earned her JD at Osgoode Hall Law School. At OKT, Kaitlin’s work consists of assisting in negotiations involving First Nations and various levels of government, primarily in the legal context of Treaty 9. Kaitlin also advises First Nations within specific claims processes, and on matters involving the duty to consult and accommodate.
During her time at Osgoode, Kaitlin was on the executive committee of Osgoode’s Indigenous Law Student’s Association (OISA) and volunteered with Osgoode’s Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP). In her final year at Osgoode, Kaitlin participated in the Osgoode Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources and Governments.
Prior to law school, Kaitlin completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Toronto, where she graduated with high distinction and received awards for academic excellence. Kaitlin also has a Master’s degree in Political Science from York University where she specialized in the area of Aboriginal politics, writing her thesis on the role of the courts in advancing Aboriginal rights.
Kaitlin is a member of the Ontario Bar.
- Kaitlin Ritchie, “Issues Associated with the Implementation of the Duty to Consult and Accommodate Aboriginal Peoples: Threatening the Goals of Reconciliation and Meaningful Consultation” (2013) 46:2 UBC L Rev 397
- “The High Cost to Canadians Where the Crown Resists Aboriginal Consultation”, OKT Blog Post, November 21, 2013.