Governance under First Nations law is a little different than Governance under Crown law. Due to the unpleasant history of First Nations peoples in this country and the government imposing The Indian Act over a hundred years ago, First Nations peoples face many different kinds of laws. Understanding how this imposes on their people and their culture will require a lot of expertise and a lot of lived experiences.
First Nations bands elect chiefs and councils to make decisions on their behalf. They can pass by-laws in a number of areas. On their path to self-governance, they may keep certain principles in mind. These can include their people and their shared vision, the land and the authority over it, expansion of laws and jurisdictions, transparency and fairness in governing systems, and the resources available to them. Reaching a better understanding of how these tools and systems work will require a trusted and professional First Nations lawyer to advise on all matters of legality and protect First Nations interest. At Benson Law LLP, we have First Nations lawyers ready to protect your interests and advise you on all matters related to the Indian Act and First Nations Governance. Any problems that occur we can face and come to an agreement on. If not, we are not afraid to go to court to protect your First Nations rights.
The Benson Law Team
Any issues you have related to Governance under First Nations law or problems that occur can be solved thanks to our team of trusted lawyers here at Benson Law LLP. You can contact us at any time during our office hours and you will always speak with a person on our team. We do not use answering machines or automated messages. We will strive to ensure you experience exceptional service from the first call to the final handshake. Our team includes all types of members of the community, First Nations and otherwise, and we will find the perfect lawyer for your needs and get you the best results anywhere in Kelowna or the Okanagan. Give us a call today to speak with someone in our office and we will make sure you are confidently cared for.