Christina Gray

Associate

She/Her/Hers
  • cgray@jfklaw.ca
  • P 604-687-0549 ext 301
  • 260 - 200 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4

Christina Gray is a passionate lawyer and advocate for the rights of Indigenous peoples. She is Ts’msyen from Lax Kw’alaams, BC and Dene from the Northwest Territories. She currently works with JFK’s Victoria and Vancouver offices remotely from Prince Rupert

Christina’s legal expertise is in complex negotiations, administrative law, constitutional law, and nation-building. She has represented clients in various courts and tribunals, including the Federal Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. As a Research Fellow at the Yellowhead Institute, she has published reports on Indigenous Place Names, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and treaty interpretation.

Christina holds a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, and her LLM thesis focuses on Ts’msyen law and governance from the University of Victoria. She is called to the bar in Ontario, British Columbia, and the Yukon.

Apart from her legal work, Christina is passionate about spending time on the land and giving back to her community. She volunteers at the Aboriginal Mentorship Program in School District 52, where she shares her experiences as a lawyer with high school students. Christina has also volunteered her time as a board member for organizations such as Coast Funds and the Indigenous Bar Association.

In her personal time, Christina enjoys being with her family, learning the Sm’alygax language, participating in Ts’msyen cultural activities, and being on the land and waters.

Education and Professional Affiliations
Master of Law, University of Victoria, 2024
Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia, 2013
Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia, 2008
Law Society of Ontario, 2015
Law Society of British Columbia, 2016
Law Society of Yukon, 2021

Selected Publications and Presentations
Christina Gray, “Buffalo Bones and Hope: Two Dene Stories” in Kyla LeSage, Thumlee Drybones-Foliot, & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Eds, Ndè Sı̀ı̀ Wet’aɂà: Northern Indigenous Voices on Land, Life, & Art (Arp Books, 2022).
Christina Gray & Hayden King, “Return of the Treaty” in Christina Gray, Eds, “Treaty Interpretation in the Age of Restoule” (Yellowhead Institute/JFK Law LLP, May 2022).
Sara Mainville, Claire Truesdale, & Christina Gray “Constitutionality of Indigenous child welfare law to be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada” (JFK Law LLP, 9 May 2022).
Book Panel: Ndè Sıı̀ ̀ Wet’aɂà: Northern Indigenous Voices on Land, Life and Art (North American Indigenous Studies Association – North, 2022).
Indigenous Law and the Federal Court at Developments in Aboriginal and Indigenous Law 2022 (PBLI Conference, 2022)
Christina Gray & Daniel Rück, “Reclaiming Indigenous Place Names” (Yellowhead Institute, 2019).

Highlights

Publications

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