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Aboriginal self-government is the formal structure through which Indigenous communities may control the administration of their people, land, resources and related programs and policies, through agreements with federal and provincial governments.

Field Law has developed an in-depth practice revolving around Aboriginal self-governance, with experience in: 

  • Drafting and assisting in the implementation of various governance matters, including: custom election laws, membership codes, and bylaws
  • Aboriginal + Treaty rights
  • Aboriginal Laws 
  • Indigenous Laws
  • Land Claims 
  • Research reports outlining the Courts’ views with respect to various self-government issues
Bertrand v. Acho Dene Koe First Nation, 2021 FC 287