Summary

​The BLG Indigenous Law Group acts across Canada for all levels of government. We have significant expertise advising governments in relation to the broad range of Indigenous issues and in relation to all major industries in Canada. We are a national team with lawyers from various disciplines focused on providing services for all facets of Indigenous law.

Our work for governments and government agencies includes representing the Crown in major Indigenous rights and title litigation, the provision of legal advice on consultation and accommodation issues assistance in the drafting of legislation, regulations, and policies that allow governments to achieve important objectives while remaining respectful of the constitutional rights of Indigenous peoples. We also assist governments with environmental assessment processes for proposed developments that would have an impact on Indigenous rights or lands.

Our lawyers have well-established relationships and a reputation for excellence at senior levels of government including those within Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada as well as the various provincial and territorial ministries for Indigenous Affairs. We have a very broad based and truly national Indigenous law practice. Our expertise on issues related to the Duty to Consult, traditional knowledge, hunting and fishing rights, and economic development issues as well as extensive knowledge of the historical background to Indigenous claims and communities across Canada is founded on our years of experience in this area.