Kris Statnyk is Gwich’in from the Vuntut Gwitchin community of Old Crow, Yukon. His wife Shawna and their children Armayah and Jackson are Gitxsan from the Lax Skiik (Eagle Clan) Wilp (House) of Sakuum Higookw. Kris practices Aboriginal law, providing legal advice, advocacy and support to Indigenous peoples and organizations over a broad range of areas including the governance and management of lands, waters, and resources; negotiation and implementation of treaties, self-government agreements and other government-to-government arrangements; and development of laws and policies.
On WCEL Association board since: September 2021
On WCEL Research Foundation board since: September 2016
- West Coast Environmental Law Association
- West Coast Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund Society
- West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation