Practice Area

Litigation

We help advance Aboriginal and treaty rights in all levels of court and in regulatory proceedings.

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Overview

Our litigation work involves Aboriginal title and rights, treaty rights and treaty land entitlement, constitutional law, consultation and accommodation of Aboriginal jurisdiction, breach of trust or fiduciary obligations in the mismanagement of Aboriginal lands and resources, injunctions, expropriation of reserve lands, environmental protection, enforcing agreements, and upholding decisions of Aboriginal governments.

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Our work includes:

Intervening

We represent Indigenous groups that have an interest in legal issues raised by cases being heard before Canadian courts.

Representing

Representing clients in provincial superior courts, in the Federal Court, in provincial and federal appellate courts, and in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Guiding

Guiding clients in specific claims against the Government of Canada to ensure the Crown’s legal obligations to Indigenous communities are met.

Duty to Consult

Defining and enforcing the Crown’s duty to consult and accommodate impacts on Aboriginal title and rights through litigation where necessary.

What Our Clients Say

Mandell Pinder LLP is really looking after our best interests; it’s one thing I really noticed. Their sole interest was for the betterment of the Xatśūll First Nation and we’re proud to be associated with Mandell Pinder LLP.

– Councillor Pat Sellars, Xatśūll First Nation

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