Erika Voaklander

Erika Voaklander BA, JD


Erika is an associate with Pape Salter Teillet LLP and specializes in Indigenous rights and Aboriginal law.

Erika advises clients on a variety of matters impacting Indigenous governments. She focuses on the negotiation and implementation of modern treaties and governance agreements. 

Prior to joining Pape Salter Teillet LLP, Erika summered and articled at a leading national law firm in Toronto, where she focused on a broad range of commercial litigation matters.

Erika received her JD and Certificate in Aboriginal Legal Studies from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. At law school, Erika was Co-President of the Indigenous Law Students’ Association and Out in Law. She received the Dean’s Leadership Award and the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award for her contributions to student life at the faculty. Prior to law school, Erika earned a BSc in Mathematics with an embedded Certificate in Indigenous Governance from the University of Alberta. 

Erika is a proud Métis woman whose family relocated to the Sioux Lookout area from Red River after the failed land grants process under the Manitoba Act. 

Outside of law, she volunteers on the Board of Directors of The 519 Church Street Community Centre. In her free time, Erika enjoys playing tennis and ultimate frisbee, working on her beadwork skills, and visiting Toronto parks with her dog Gus.

Erika is called to the bar in Ontario. 

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  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law, JD
  • University of Alberta, BSc in Mathematics

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario