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Practice Areas

With decades of experience providing legal services to Indigenous Peoples in key practice areas, we are grateful for the opportunity to be trusted advisors and counsel to the communities we represent. View our work in Rights, Title & Honour of the Crown, Business Law, and Governance.

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Rights, Title & Honour of the Crown

Whether at negotiating tables or in the courtroom, Mandell Pinder’s work and experience promotes and protects Indigenous rights, including Aboriginal title and rights, and treaty rights. Our work pushes provincial and federal governments to act in keeping with the honour of the Crown.

Government-to-Government Relationships

We assist in the negotiation of agreements between Aboriginal governments and Crown governments that advance reconciliation and Indigenous self-determination. Our recent work includes collaborative management agreements, shared decision-making agreements and land claim agreements.


Indigenous Land & Natural Resources

We assist Indigenous governments with engagement in all forms of land and natural resource use decision-making. We provide strategic advice regarding environmental assessments, project reviews, resource use permitting, and the negotiation of agreements with Crown governments and proponents.



We advance Aboriginal and treaty rights in court and regulatory forums, including provincial and federal courts, the Supreme Court of Canada, and administrative tribunals.


First Nations’ Specific Claims

We assist in the development and settlement of specific claims, including preparing the claim, negotiating fair and just settlements, appealing rejections, and advising on the implementation of settlements, including drafting and advising on community settlement trusts.


Administrative & Regulatory Law

We amplify Indigenous voices in a broad range of administrative and regulatory processes to advance Indigenous perspectives and desired outcomes.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

We provide a steadfast commitment to helping parties resolve conflicts and address difficult issues outside the courtroom.


Our Story

At Mandell Pinder, we’ve developed a broad spectrum of expertise over the last four decades. We’re proud to be a full-service law firm serving our clients and working towards a more respectful and fair Canadian society.

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Contact Us

We’re ready when you need us. Get in touch with our team and find out how we can help.

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