Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Using the courts strategically to advance your Nation’s Rights
Our team of experienced litigators advance our clients’ interests in courts across the country. We prove and protect your rights through strategic litigation, including Aboriginal rights and title cases, Treaty infringement litigation, judicial reviews, and interventions in important cases.
Consultation, Accommodation and Regulatory Review
Making the Crown comply with the duty to consult and accommodate
We help our clients advance their right to free, prior and informed consent when consulting with the Crown. This includes helping Indigenous communities develop their own consultation processes, negotiate alternatives to the duty to consult framework, respond to referrals in their traditional territories, engage in environmental assessment processes, and challenge decisions made without proper consultation and accommodation.
Securing and implementing your community’s rights through complex negotiations
Our lawyers support Indigenous communities in advancing their rights and securing economic opportunities through complex negotiations with government and industry, including impact benefit agreements, complicated commercial agreements and modern treaties. We focus on pushing the envelope and ensuring that government and industry respond to what our clients want to achieve.
Economic Development and Governance
Helping build strong, sustainable communities
JFK Law works alongside Indigenous communities to advance self-government and build a solid foundation for economic development.
From our Blog
JFK Law is pleased to introduce Christina Gray and Patti Dahl to our team. Christina Gray joins us as our newest Associate. Christina is a Ts’msyen citizen from Lax Kw’alaams in northern British Columbia and Dene from Treaty 8 territory in the Northwest Territories. She works remotely in Prince Rupert and is part of JFK’s
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We would like to congratulate Laura Edwards and Blair Feltmate on their recent calls to the B.C. Bar! Laura and Blair now join JFK as associates. Laura will be working out of our Victoria office and Blair out of the Vancouver office. We look forward to the continuation of their great work as they now
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Landmark SCOTUS Decisions Confirms that Eastern Oklahoma rests on Treaty Reservations: “If Congress wishes to break the promise of a reservation, it must say so”August 27, 2020 | Uncategorized
In a five-four decision, penned by Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch with the support of the four liberal justices, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) confirmed that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation still exists in eastern Oklahoma, rendering much of the eastern part of the state Indigenous land. The decision affirmed the Reservation in spite of
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