Kenneth J. Tyler
Year called to the Bar:
Partner and national leader of BLG’s Aboriginal Law Group. Experienced practitioner in constitutional law and the law related to Aboriginal claims. Has appeared in all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Courts of Appeal of the four western provinces; represented the Attorneys General of three provinces on court challenges under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the federal-provincial division of powers and section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. Constitutional advisor to the governments of Saskatchewan and Newfoundland & Labrador in relation to the Aboriginal Constitutional Conferences, Meech Lake, and the Charlottetown Accord. Presented numerous papers to conferences on Aboriginal legal issues; experienced historical researcher and contributor to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography; has testified as an expert witness on the history of Aboriginal-Crown relations before the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench and the Indian Claims Commission. Called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1986 (lapsed), and British Columbia Bar in 1998.