DLA Piper’s Aboriginal Law & First Nations Legal Issues 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.

Our offices in Vancouver, Whitehorse and Yellowknife enable our team members to provide on-the-ground legal services, precisely where our clients live and work.

Stay on Top of Emerging Issues in Aboriginal Law

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

  • Aboriginal 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
  • Aboriginal fishing rights
  • Sophisticated structuring of business organizations