Adjunct Professor

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 for Attawapiskat First Nation in that community’s Federal Court application concerning third party management.  She also advises and represents law societies, bar associations, and other professional bodies with respect to professional issues specific to Indigenous clients, issues, professionals, and professional services.