Be the sole counsel focusing on aboriginal matters, with the support of 2 senior counsels in the team, when needed, one of them being the GC. You will be interfacing with the Director of First Nations and Metis Affairs.
You are knowledgeable and able to draft, negotiate, and advise in several of the following areas:
the Indian Act and aboriginal rights;
treaties between Canada and various First Nations (“FN”), and treaty rights;
First Nations issues and perceptions
ability to negotiate the permits or rights on reserves, and document the MOUs and transfer agreement based on an understanding of rights and permits granted in the past
government’s duty to consult FN and how to advise on the protocol and delegation of those duties and the nature of accommodations granted in the past
negotiations with FN concerning land claims
general FN advice.
A major environmental company that is involved in cutting edge work on the interface of resources and aboriginal interests.
CAREER BENEFITS TO YOU:
Complex, diverse work in a large, established full service law dept that offers you rich support in all the various legal areas touching on aboriginal law. A congenial team that is well regarded by the internal client groups. Mobility opportunities within and outside law. An excellent opportunity to broaden and deepen your practice in a fast-changing, stimulating milieu.
COMPENSATION AND START:
Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience plus free single health and dental benefits from Advocate.
To start immediately.
Salary will depend greatly on year of call, and experience. There’s also a possible bonus each year
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