Natalie Day is Oneida from Oneida Nation of the Thames on her mother’s side, and English, Scottish and Dutch on her father’s side. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, she has been a grateful visitor on the unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən People since childhood, and also has had the privilege of living and learning in Tkaronto, on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.
Natalie completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria and her law degree at the University of Toronto. During law school, she was an active member of the Indigenous Law Students Association, organizing cultural events and bringing awareness to legal issues in Aboriginal law as well as Indigenous legal traditions.
Natalie was called to the bar in Ontario in 2020 and BC in 2021. She began her career practicing in plaintiff-side personal injury and insurance defence, acquiring a wide range of experience as a litigator. She developed valuable advocacy and negotiation skills that help inform her practice collaborating with Indigenous communities and organizations.
Natalie is passionate about exploring the intersection of Canadian common law and Indigenous legal traditions to find ways to better serve communities. In particular, she has a keen interest in developing frameworks and agreements to provide greater autonomy and self-determination to Indigenous communities and organizations. Natalie is experienced in developing protocols that draw on Indigenous legal principles and worldview, provincial and federal legislation and private law mechanisms to work together towards her clients’ goals.
Natalie looks forward to growing her practice in Victoria and enjoying all that the beautiful west coast has to offer.
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Law Society of Ontario (non-practising)