Natasha is excited to be joining Sternat Manaigre as a new associate.
Natasha attended law school at the University of Ottawa and served as the judicial law clerk for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Thunder Bay for her articles. While at the court, she assisted the judges in Kenora, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding communities with research, writing and editing on a wide range of legal issues. She was called to the Ontario bar in June 2016 and, upon returning to her hometown of Winnipeg, to the Manitoba bar in October 2016. Since then, Natasha’s practice has included work in the areas of Indigenous law, labour/employment (employer and employee-side), civil litigation, immigration and refugee, disability, and personal injury. Primarily, however, Natasha has focused on the policy and practice of child protection law.
In her life before law, Natasha completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Winnipeg, where she majored in politics and international development. This experience led her to a practicum at two non-governmental organizations in Lviv, Ukraine – one specializing in assisting victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking, and the other in environmental protection. After finishing her undergrad, Natasha interned for one year at the Manitoba Legislative Assembly with the government caucus, and then began her Masters of Natural Resources Management at the University of Manitoba. Her fieldwork took her to Kenora, where she worked with Indigenous women to produce her thesis, “Keepers of the Water: Exploring Anishinaabe and Métis Women’s Knowledge of Water and Participation in Water Governance in Kenora, Ontario”. She was able to further explore Indigenous legal traditions around water during an internship with the Public Interest Law Centre in 2013.
In her personal time, Natasha finds joy in exploring and being active in nature. She loves travel, music, food of all kinds, and is a devoted CBC radio listener.
Natasha seeks to draw from all of her educational and practical experiences on her path as a lawyer.