Alex Arsenault

Alex Arsenault

Alex is committed to bringing real results for Indigenous Peoples in the reconciliation journey. His practice areas include Aboriginal title and rights litigation, governance, consultation, and community development. His practice focuses on supporting Indigenous laws and governance with innovative legal and legislative solutions. Alex practices in English and French. 

Legal Administrative Assistant
Monica Shackelly
604.681.4146 ext. 209


Alex was called to the bar in 2019. Alex joined Mandell Pinder LLP as an articling student in 2018 and continues his work as an associate with the firm.

B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University (2017)

B.A., Communications and Cultural Studies, Concordia University (2014)

Assists in litigation at the Federal Court, Supreme Court of British Columbia, and Specific Claims Tribunal.

Supports First Nation governments and Indigenous organizations in Aboriginal treaty and rights litigation, negotiations, arbitration, resource management, and community engagement projects.

Develops strategies for First Nation governments and Indigenous communities in the recognition and implementation of Indigenous laws and jurisdiction. Some of Alex’s previous work includes Indigenous childcare and early learning.

Undertakes UNDRIP reviews of Crown-Indigenous agreements, current provincial and federal laws, and proposed legislative amendments.

Supports clients with various government applications including applications for Indian Status charity status, and qualified donee status.

Represented Musqueam Indian Band in defending Aboriginal title litigation affecting Musqueam’s rights, in particular by advancing their oral history evidence and documentary evidence at trial in numerous decisions:

Member, Law Society of British Columbia

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Co-facilitated the legal information clinic at the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, which serves Indigenous Peoples across the greater Montreal area.

Passionate about sports and accessibility; participated in local Vancouver volleyball leagues as both player and mentor for new athletes.

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