Strategic Advice

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  • DGW Salmon
    DGW works with our Indigenous clients to put together the various legal positions and economic issues into coherent long term strategies that benefit the community. We develop road maps and strategic overviews to assist you with your efforts to leverage constitutional rights in your territories. One size will not fit all. DGW listens carefully to the aspirations of every client we serve. We bring our skills to bear to help make key objectives a reality.

    Our services will support your efforts related to:
    • Governance and drafting laws
    • Asserting rights via litigation and negotiation strategies
    • Achieving long term prosperity via economic development
    • Addressing community health and wellness through Collaboration Agreements and program related strategies
  • Representative Experience:

    • General advisory services to industry, governments, First Nation, Métis and Inuit clients
    • Membership, governance and Band Council matters
    • General labour and employment advice
    • Research of governance issues with respect to Aboriginal organizations
    • Collaborating with client groups to leverage rights for the purposes of obtaining long-term protection of traditional lands
    • Drafting by-laws, governance and human resource policies geared towards promoting healthy communities and stable working environments
    • Providing strategic advice to Indigenous clients on leveraging Aboriginal and Treaty rights to preserve their lands and practices, and to benefit from the development of those lands for future generations
    • Participating in the implementation of a modern treaty concluded under the British Columbia Treaty Commission process, with a focus on the development of a comprehensive system of legislation to enable the First Nation to effectively govern its community, lands, and resources
    • Supporting client participation in environmental assessments and providing strategic advice regarding the protection of Aboriginal and Treaty rights from the impacts of resource development
    • Developing plans to enhance protection and recognition of Aboriginal and Treaty rights, including the integration of litigation, negotiation, media, strategic collaboration, direct action, and other strategies
    • Advice on structuring institutions and programs, including the relationship between economic development, governance, and environmental/cultural stewardship
    • Drafting and structuring of Trusts and wellness plans to maximize community benefits derived from negotiated settlements
    • Preparation of membership, election, referendum and land codes as well as First Nation bylaws and policies