Let us first acknowledge that the land on which we work and learn is the ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh, and Hən̓ q̓ əmin̓ əm̓ (Musqueam) First Nations. We are grateful to be on this shared land.

Our team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous lawyers have extensive experience and dedication to developing practical solutions for Indigenous peoples and businesses.  Our lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to advise Aboriginal clients and Aboriginal organizations on a wide range of issues faced by Indigenous Peoples and Communities and can advise on the unique aspects of First Nation law.

​As the Canadian government and courts expand the law in relation to Aboriginal rights and title, new areas of complex law are developing.  We work with local business and leaders to provide high quality advice and legal work in the most cost effective and timely manner.

We handle:

  • Family Law – including on-reserve marital assets
  • Employment Law and Contracts on Aboriginal Territory
  • Governance and policy issue with Band Council
  • Alter Ego Trusts and Aboriginal Trusts for Tax and Estate Planning
  • Structuring Businesses, Succession Planning, Economic Development and Financing
  • Resource Reclamation Projects
  • Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions

For more information on the developing laws around Aboriginal Rights and Title, Indigenous Law and Governance, Indigenous Business and Economic Development check out our blog posts.

Our emblems of the Deer Lake Law Group and CALLAW Barristers & Solicitors symbolize the values our law firm and lawyers. The Blue Heron, in First Nation tradition, symbolizes patience and strength in attaining long term goals, and draws focus on communication and leadership.

The feather symbolizes virtue, honour and wisdom. We pride ourselves on upholding these values.