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Indigenous Law

Indigenous law

DLA Piper’s Indigenous Law practice has almost 40 years of experience in this important ‎sector. We represent First Nations, Tribal Councils and Aboriginal nonprofit organizations, ‎businesses and individuals in British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and ‎Alberta.‎

We regularly assist First Nations clients with land development, the structuring of business ‎organizations, establishment of trusts, taxation issues, employment matters, issues relating to ‎financing and numerous other aspects of economic development projects.‎

We provide land claims counsel to a number of First Nations in BC and the North, and we represent ‎First Nations at all court levels on a variety of issues of national importance.‎

Stay on top of emerging issues in Indigenous law

We provide strategic yet practical counsel to First Nations clients in matters that continue to increase ‎in importance: ‎

  • Indigenous governance, including the governance of bands, organizations and companies
  • Management of health services for First Nations, including advise in respect of British ‎Columbia's First Nations Health Authority
  • Indigenous fishing rights
  • Sophisticated structuring of business organizations

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