Summary

A team comprising lawyers from regional offices across Canada, the BLG Aboriginal Law Group has extensive experience in all facets of Aboriginal law. We offer clients a substantial range of services — from corporate/commercial and administrative/labour to general litigation issues unique to this area of the law. The members of our Aboriginal Law Group have acted on the behalf of Aboriginal communities and their individual members and businesses, the corporations and institutions that do business with those communities, as well as the provincial and federal governments and their agencies in various capacities.

Leveraging our substantial expertise in Aboriginal law, BLG provides advice and legal representation at all court and tribunal levels with respect to all areas of Aboriginal law including major Aboriginal title litigation, the duty to consult and accommodate, on-reserve financing, resource development joint ventures, equity participation in development projects, treaty land entitlement, Aboriginal governance disputes, labour relations in Aboriginal businesses, and First Nation membership and status applications.

Publications

Rankings & Recognitions

The Aboriginal Law Group or its members are recognized in:

  • The 2013 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
  • The 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada®.
  • The 2013 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

Representative Work

  • Represented the Province of British Columbia in several high-profile Aboriginal rights and title trials and appeals.
  • Advised financial institutions on the security of financing for on-reserve projects.
  • Represented First Nations in connection with financing and installation of resource and manufacturing concerns on First Nations' lands.
  • Advised First Nations and individuals on a range of labour relation matters and employment law issues including termination of employment, group termination, unjust dismissal, employee dismissal, employee discipline, human rights, employment equity, workers compensation, occupational health, safety and employment standards, federal and provincial human rights issues as well as band election procedures, certification and negotiations.
  • Represented and provided advice to the Kativik School Board in Nunavik with respect to various construction and litigation issues.