Clients benefit from the strength of Dentons’ highly experienced Aboriginal Law team to navigate the complexities that arise when Aboriginal rights and treaty rights are involved in business transactions and projects. The team has helped organizations across a wide variety of industry sectors to successfully resolve Aboriginal rights issues related to their business. Clients leverage our experience in negotiating mutually beneficial agreements with Aboriginal groups, and benefit from strategic advice on a variety of issues relating to Aboriginal rights and treaty rights, including the impact of Aboriginal land claims on the development of their projects and investments, and the implications of a government’s duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal Peoples, as appropriate.
The rights of Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples are protected under the Canadian Constitution and can impact both Canadian businesses and foreign companies that invest in Canada. Aboriginal rights—whether they have been defined by treaties or the courts, or otherwise exist in relation to activities, practices and traditions of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples—must be taken into account when doing business in Canada. Dentons’ Aboriginal Law team can provide the extensive knowledge and experience that clients need to be successful.