Blair Feltmate

Associate

He/Him/His
  • bfeltmate@jfklaw.ca
  • P 778-819-3842
  • 260 - 200 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4

Blair holds a Juris Doctor with a specialization in Aboriginal Law and Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia.

Blair acts for First Nation, Métis, modern treaty groups, and Indigenous organizations throughout Canada, with a particular focus on Alberta and British Columbia. Blair’s work includes providing legal support in negotiating agreements with government and resource industry proponents, supporting clients in the consultation and regulatory process for resource extraction projects (with a primary focus on coal, forestry, and oil and gas infrastructure), developing and implementing governance mechanisms, and advocating for client interests in the drafting of federal and provincial law and policy.

Prior to law, Blair worked at a public consultation and community engagement consulting firm. In this capacity, he performed a public- and client-facing role in contentious environments ranging from housing policy to water treatment to large scale resource and infrastructure projects. This work ignited Blair’s passion to work at the intersection of the environment, natural resources, and Indigenous rights and economic development.

In Blair’s spare time he loves to travel and enjoy the outdoors. Excited to learn about the area he calls home, Blair runs, paddles, and explores the Pacific Northwest whenever he can.

Practice Focus:

  • Government-to-Government negotiations
  • Consultation
  • Environmental assessment and regulatory proceedings
  • Impact Benefit Agreement negotiations
  • Crown policy and legislative development

Education and Professional Membership:

  • Member of the law societies of British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon
  • Juris Doctor, Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (2019)
  • A., University of British Columbia (2013)

Highlights

Publications

JFK Law presents Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh with “The sacred scrolls of the Southern Ojibway” (rare book) at a recent workshop hosted by Grand Council Treaty #3

At a recent 4-Directional Workshop for Grand Council Treaty #3’s Abinoojii Inakonigewin hosted on Treaty #1 territory, JFK Law

SCC Decision on An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children, youth, and families: Analysis and Implications (2 of 2)

“ will not be accomplished in a single sacred moment, but rather through a continuous transformation of relationships and