Peter Millerd

Peter Millerd

Peter’s legal career began as a law clerk in the Court of Appeal for BC in 2009 from where he embarked on a special assignment with the court on the Aboriginal title case of Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia. Peter is committed to working with Indigenous Peoples and communities to achieve their goals, including the recognition and protection of their rights, securing economic benefits, and advancing self-governance.

Peter has represented Indigenous governments and organizations before every level of court. His practice focuses on Aboriginal and constitutional litigation, including Aboriginal rights, Aboriginal title, Charter challenges, fiduciary duties, consultation and accommodation, reserve land issues, and governance matters. Peter also represents First Nations governments in advancing their specific and comprehensive claims through negotiations and before the Specific Claims Tribunal, advises First Nations administrative tribunals, and acts for Indigenous governments and institutions seeking judicial review of administrative action.

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Peter was called to the BC bar in 2012 and joined Mandell Pinder in 2019. He is also a member of the Alberta bar (2019).

LL.B., University of British Columbia (2009)

B. Comm., University of Victoria (2004)

Appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, the Federal Court, the Specific Claims Tribunal and the Supreme Court of Canada on a range of cases for First Nations clients.

Counsel to First Nations in regulatory reviews conducted by the Canada Energy Regulator, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission.

Member, Law Society of British Columbia

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Douglas C Harris & Peter Millerd, “Food Fish, Commercial Fish, and Fish to Support a Moderate Livelihood: Characterizing Aboriginal and Treaty Rights to Canadian Fisheries.” Arctic Review on Law and Politics, 1 (2010): 82.

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