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Aboriginal Law

Cavalluzzo acts for Indigenous clients to advance their Indigenous rights and interests in the Canadian legal system. We advocate for the advancement and protection of collective Aboriginal and treaty rights, including Indigenous sovereignty and legal traditions and orders, and Indigenous peoples' individual rights through various legal and political fora, including domestic courts and tribunals, nation-to-nation negotiation tables, and international human rights bodies. We are committed to working with Indigenous clients to identify and eliminate constraints on their inherent sovereignty and right to self-determination, and to assist them in navigating the legal web of Canadian laws and policies.

Our expertise encompasses protecting Aboriginal and treaty rights through negotiation, litigation, the Specific Claims process, public commission and inquest work, and the domestic assertion of international Indigenous rights principles, including self-determination and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent. Our negotiation and litigation practice for Indigenous clients draws upon Cavalluzzo's expertise in constitutional, administrative, and regulatory law by bringing together teams of lawyers across our different practice areas to meet our Indigenous clients' diverse needs in areas of health, human rights, and resource management.