Aboriginal Law

Aboriginal law in Canada involves a breadth of legal processes, including litigation, the creation of treaties, and negotiation of impact benefit agreements.

Aboriginal Law

Aboriginal law in Canada involves a breadth of legal processes, including litigation, the creation of treaties, and negotiation of impact benefit agreements.

British Columbia Aboriginal Litigation Lawyers

Aboriginal law engages complex constitutional issues and reflects First Nations’ distinct place in Canadian society. Parties involved in disputes involving aboriginal law require the services of lawyers who know the area well.

The Vancouver and Kelowna-based firm of Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP represents clients in a variety of aboriginal law matters, including:

 

LITIGATION

Aboriginal litigation may involve claims for declarations of aboriginal title and rights, or may take the form of an action to determine the nature and scope of the Crown’s duty to consult and to accommodate in relation to rights infringements threatened by proposed developments. It may also involve seeking injunctive relief to stop development on land to which a First Nation claims aboriginal title or reconciling overlapping claims between aboriginal communities.

The litigation lawyers at the Vancouver- and Kelowna-based firm of Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP represent clients in all provinces in relation to claims involving aboriginal title and rights, injunctions, and the duty to accommodate and consult. The firm’s experienced team of aboriginal law lawyers understand the unique issues raised in this area of law, having acted for many years as counsel to aboriginal groups, governments and corporate interests.

 

TREATY NEGOTIATIONS

Aboriginal litigation may involve claims for declarations of aboriginal title and rights, or may take the form of an action to determine the nature and scope of the Crown’s duty to consult and to accommodate in relation to rights infringements threatened by proposed developments. It may also involve seeking injunctive relief to stop development on land to which a First Nation claims aboriginal title or reconciling overlapping claims between aboriginal communities.

The litigation lawyers at the Vancouver- and Kelowna-based firm of Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP represent clients in all provinces in relation to claims involving aboriginal title and rights, injunctions, and the duty to accommodate and consult. The firm’s experienced team of aboriginal law lawyers understand the unique issues raised in this area of law, having acted for many years as counsel to aboriginal groups, governments and corporate interests.

 

IMPACT BENEFIT AGREEMENTS

Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP advises industry, governments, and First Nations on the creation of impact benefit agreements. Such agreements are specialized, negotiated solutions relating to developments or other projects that may infringe upon First Nations’ title or rights to their traditional territory.

The British Columbia impact benefit agreements lawyers at Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP are recognized advocates and negotiators in the field of aboriginal law. They have helped negotiate impact benefit agreements for developments such as the expansion of the container terminal facilities at the Port of Prince Rupert.