As an associate at Woodward and Company, Erin has has focused her areas of practice on governance, land management, and modern treaty implementation. Behind her work lies a keen drive to facilitate communities to have jurisdiction over their lands, waters, governance, and people – in turn supporting Indigenous peoples to be the decision makers on matters affecting them.
Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, Erin is of Vuntut Gwich’in, Tetlit Gwich’in and settler descent. She is a citizen of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation of Old Crow, Yukon, where she has also spent considerable time living and visiting.
Prior to being called to the B.C. and Yukon Bars in 2020, Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from McGill University (2013), a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria (2018), and was a recipient of both the Winona Wood Native Women’s Student Scholarship (2015) and the Bonnie Bryan Memorial Scholarship (2017).
In addition to working for Woodward and Company as a student, Erin has also worked for the Vuntut Gwitchin Government in Heritage and as the Director of Health and Social Services; she worked at the Council of Yukon First Nations delivering Language Revitalization Programs, and was the Executive Director of the North Yukon Renewable Resources Council in Old Crow.
Assistant: Nancy Valencia
Member, Law Society of B.C. (2020)
Member, Law Society of Yukon (2020)
Member, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Advisory Committee (Law Society of Yukon)
Trustee, Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust
Co-chair, Gwich’in Council International Board of Directors
Trustee, Vuntut Gwitchin Trust