Aboriginal Law

The lawyers of Cassels bring extensive expertise and a multi-disciplinary approach to their work with industry, government and Aboriginal peoples (including First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Innu) in connection with business transactions and public policy decisions affected by Aboriginal issues and Aboriginal law.

Known for our extensive client base in the mining and energy sectors, which puts us in front of Aboriginal (First Nations) issues on a regular basis, our lawyers have been and continue to be involved in many significant matters involving Aboriginal rights and interests. Cassels lawyers have experience advising clients in consultation matters, including negotiating and drafting memoranda of understanding, consultation agreements, access agreements, impact/benefit agreements, participation agreements, treaty land entitlement agreements, exploration agreements and other documentation related to activities involving Aboriginal peoples.