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Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP is a mid-sized firm recognized as a leader in representing First Nations. OKT’s work focuses on self-determination of Indigenous peoples to advance their goals by advancing precedent-setting litigation, negotiation with government and industry on behalf of First Nations, and advancing the economic interests of First Nations. 

OKT has over 30 lawyers with extensive experience in working with Indigenous peoples dating back to the early 1970s.

Our experience includes:

  • Litigation involving Aboriginal rights, Aboriginal title, and treaties.
  • Land and resource rights negotiations.
  • Advice and negotiations regarding Aboriginal governance and self-determination.
  • Law on the duty to consult and accommodate First Nations.
  • Constitutional law.
  • Creation and administration of Indian reserves and trusts.
  • Injunction applications to stop developments on Aboriginal land.
  • Impact benefit agreement negotiations with developers.
  • Setting up corporate structures and implementing business objectives both on and off reserve.
  • Secured transactions related to equity ownership of resource, energy, transmission projects.




250 University Ave, Fl 8
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5H 3E5
Phone: (416) 981-9330
Fax: (416) 981-9350


4902 49th St, Fl 3, PO Box 1470
Yellowknife, NT, Canada, X1A 2P1
Phone: (867) 675-1131

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