Areas of Practice

Aboriginal Law

UNDRIP & TRC CALLS TO ACTION

Our team works toward Reconciliation in everything we do. We are passionate about amplifying Indigenous voices and advocating for First Nations’ recognized international rights (via...
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CONSULTATION AND ACCOMODATION (PROJECT SPECIFIC)

Our team can assist First Nations with developing and implementing consultation and accommodation policies. We can also help with negotiating and drafting agreements with industry...
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TREATY AND SELF GOVERNMENT NEGOTIATIONS

Our lawyers have worked on Treaty and Self-Government negotiations in BC and Yukon and have worked with several First Nations in a post-modern Treaty context.

ABORIGINAL AND TREATY RIGHTS

We assist First Nations and First Nations individuals where Aboriginal and Treaty rights are at issue.

LAND CLAIMS/SPECIFIC CLAIMS

We have a broad range of experience in assisting First Nations to prepare, negotiate and resolve Specific Claims with both Federal and Provincial Governments. We...
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Governance Support

GENERAL COUNCIL SUPPORT

Our lawyers assist with drafting Band Council Resolutions, Bylaws and in negotiating financial transfer agreements with various levels of Government.

GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT

We assist First Nations in their bi-lateral and tri-lateral arrangements on the joint management, control and revenue sharing within First...
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TRIBAL COUNCILS

We have acted for Tribal Councils, and for First Nation members, participating in Tribal Council initiatives.

REGIONAL, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES

We can assist you with regional, national, international strategies. We maintain close relationships with key First Nation advocacy organizations and...
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Administrative Support

HOUSING

Our team has the expertise to deal with both on-reserve and off-reserve housing, whether it is the development of housing...
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LEGAL RESEARCH

We provide our clients with legal opinions as requested, while remaining sensitive to the economic constraints faced by many First...
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EMPLOYMENT LAW

In addition to practical advice and experience in litigating employment law matters, we can also help First Nations address other...
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LITIGATION/MEDIATION/ARBITRATION/ADR

Our lawyers have appeared before various levels of courts and other adjudication bodies. While we always strive to resolve our...
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Economic Development

CANNABIS, RENEWABLE ENERGY & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

We believe Indigenous communities should be involved in every level of political and policy discussions. We are passionate about assisting...
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NATURAL RESOURCE LAW

We have experience dealing with various industries such as mining, forestry, commercial fishing, and oil and gas. We can assist...
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TRUSTS

We assist with drafting and ratifying trust instruments specifically tailored to the specific needs of First Nations. We have helped...
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ASSET ACQUISITION & JOINT VENTURES

Our firm has the expertise to assist First Nations with purchasing assets. We advise and assist First Nations with the...
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BUSINESS INCORPORATION & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

We advise and assist with the structuring, incorporation, and maintenance of both for-profit and non-profit entities that meet your specific...
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INDIGENOUS BANKING

Our firm has expertise in advising First Nations on borrowing and financial transactions.