Ashley Stacey is an associate with OKT. Ashley’s practice is focused on advising First Nations and First Nation-owned businesses on corporate and commercial transactions. She is a member of the Mohawk Nation in Kahnawà:ke.
Ashley was called to the bar in June 2014 after articling with a national law firm in Ottawa. During her articles she worked in the areas of Aboriginal law, corporate law and defamation law.
Ashley obtained her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School where she completed the Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources and Governments and participated in the 2013 Kawaskimhon Law Moot. She also served as President of the Osgoode Indigenous Students Association and received several awards including the Dean’s Gold Key Award.
Ashley has worked for the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke as assistant to a Crown Prosecutor, volunteered with the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, worked at the Royal Bank of Canada, taught English in Tanzania, and studied the Italian language and art history in Florence.
Ashley is a member of the Ontario bar and the Indigenous Bar Association. She is conversant in French.
- "What First Nation-Owned Businesses Need to Know About Collecting GST/HST", OKT Blog, August 26, 2016
- "Yes or no is the way to go in Aboriginal resource development", OKT Blog, September 25, 2015
- "BC Case Sets Out Principles for Good First Nations’ Governance", OKT Blog, July 3, 2015
- Shin Imai and Ashley Stacey, “Municipalities and the Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples: A Case Comment on Neskonlith Indian Band v Salmon Arm (City)” (2014) 47 UBC L Rev 293.
- Nikki Petersen and Ashley Stacey, “Does the Crown Hold a Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples Prior to Introducing Legislation” (May 31, 2013) 16 Ontario Bar Association 2.
- Jaimie Lickers and Ashley Stacey, “First Nation Trusts in Canada: Rethinking Self-Governance 138 Years Later” (presented at the World Indigenous Legal Conference, 2014, submitted for publication).
- Martin Lapner and Ashley Stacey, “Supreme Court of Canada Finds Alberta Privacy Legislation Unconstitutional” (2013-2014) 3 Electronic Healthcare Law Review.