JC Steele

Associate

She/Her/Hers
  • jsteele@jfklaw.ca
  • Suite 1100, 65 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M5

JC is an Associate at the Toronto JFK office. She is a member of Cote First Nation located in Treaty 4 territory and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

Prior to joining JFK Law, JC articled at a large international firm working primarily in civil litigation and legal advocacy in a wide rage of practice areas and had the opportunity to join a litigation team for a seven-week trial at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

During her time at the University of Saskatchewan, JC received an Achievement Award for Leadership from the College of Law for her reconciliation work in student governance and her role in facilitating the Kwayeskastasowin course which focused on teaching Indigenous history, law, and philosophies, aspects of Canadian Aboriginal law, and anti-racism and anti-oppression education to first-year students. JC also worked as a research assistant for the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge, focusing on Indigenous child welfare systems in Canada and the United States and the revitalization of Indigenous traditional legal orders through grounded research methodologies.

Prior to law school, she attended the Edwards School of Business where she engaged in projects focusing on First Nations economic development and Indigenous Nation Building. Outside of work, JC enjoys travelling, outdoor adventures and road trips with her partner and dog, trying new recipes, and exploring Toronto.

Highlights

Publications

JFK Law presents Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh with “The sacred scrolls of the Southern Ojibway” (rare book) at a recent workshop hosted by Grand Council Treaty #3

At a recent 4-Directional Workshop for Grand Council Treaty #3’s Abinoojii Inakonigewin hosted on Treaty #1 territory, JFK Law

SCC Decision on An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children, youth, and families: Analysis and Implications (2 of 2)

“ will not be accomplished in a single sacred moment, but rather through a continuous transformation of relationships and