- "Providing Innovative
Strategies for Aboriginal issues"; and
- "Investing in the 'business'
Service to Non-Aboriginal Clientele include:
- Provision of strategic
advice for dealing with Aboriginal interests
- Advising on business
(corporate and commercial) issues on Aboriginal
Services to Aboriginal Clientele:
a. Corporate/ Commercial
- Incorporation, partnership,
joint venture, sole proprietorship?
- Drafting commercial
- Tax planning
- Negotiation with corporations/government
- Advice on developing
reserve based projects and lands Advising on
business (corporate and commercial) issues on
Aboriginal related projects.
- Treaty advice and negotiation strategy development
- Natural resource development
- Negotiating and drafting Resource Sharing
and Impact Benefit Agreements
- Dispute Resolution
of services Areas
This area will provide a range of services to
assist aboriginal and non-aboriginal groups in
structuring commercial deals and with business
related legal advice. CHPLC will specialize in
developing projects on reserve lands and related
real estate ventures. The emphasis will be on
achieving results efficiently.
This area can provide advice on negotiation (especially
cross-cultural negotiation), mediation, arbitration,
and on various processes in these areas. When
disputes arise over natural resource use and related
matters CHPLC can provide a neutral source of
dispute resolution. Also, advice can be provided
on aspects of employment and labor law.
This area can provide a range of experience and
expertise relating to maritime and fisheries matters.
The practice area includes: transfer of ownership
of vessels; transfer of commercial fishing licenses
and related commercial fishery issues-such as
dealing with charges under the Fisheries Act;
advising on fishing rights.
This area can provide advice on how to negotiate,
structure and deal with settlement of land claims.
Advice can be provided on negotiating, structuring
and defining self-government initiatives for First
Nations. For non-natives, advice can be provided
on how to deal with self-governing First Nations
government and institutions.
This division of the CHPLC can build on its past
record to meet a range of First Nations litigation
Advice can be provided on environmental regulation,
policy and related issues.
This area can address the whole field of issues
ranging from mineral leases to jurisdiction over