Emily Whetung MacInnes


Telephone: (705) 742-1674 ext. 258
email: ewhetung@llf.ca
Assistant: Astrid Booth
Assistant: Adriana Van Oudenaren

Emily is a descendant of the Whetung name as far back as its origins, and now practices law in the community where she was raised.

Emily focused on indigenous/aboriginal law during both her law school education and her articling year, and has first-hand knowledge of the many issues associated with this developing area of the law.

Emily also has experience in the area of residential real estate, and assists both indigenous and non-indigenous clients with purchases, sales, and mortgage financing matters.

Any questions regarding Emily's practice should be directed to her assistants.

Practice Areas

Work Experience

  • Associate at LLF Lawyers (2023 to present)
  • Chief of Curve Lake First Nation (2019-2022)
  • Associate at LLF Lawyers (2011-2019)
  • Articling Student, Nahwegahbow, Corbiere, Rama First Nation (2010 - 2011)
  • Aboriginal Intensive Program (Student Educational Placement), Chippewa's of Rama First Nation (2010) - Osgoode Intensive Program

Bar Admission

  • Ontario (2011)


  • Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Trent University (2007)

Professional Associations and Designations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Peterborough Law Association
  • Indigenous Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Peterborough Family Resources - Chair
  • Peterborough Community Legal Centre - Former Volunteer

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