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John Donihee
Of Counsel

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

John Donihee, BSc (Hons), MES, LLB, LLM, is one of Canada’s foremost experts in environmental, regulatory, administrative, and Indigenous law in Canada’s North. He focuses on environmental approvals for resource development, land claims implementation, and modern treaties in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. He advises industry, Indigenous groups, governments, and co-management tribunals involved in environmental impact assessment and land and water regulation for resource development projects in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon. He provides advice to Indigenous organizations about developing and implementing land use plans. John negotiates impact benefits agreements for Inuit, Inuvialuit, government, and project developers. Northern governments and Indigenous organizations have retained him for advice about developing new wildlife and species at risk legislation and advising wildlife co-management tribunals. John has developed management frameworks for water on Aboriginal lands as well as for management of the regulation of land and water by northern tribunals. John is ranked Repeatedly Recommended for Aboriginal Law by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

Year Called to the Bar:1989 (NT); 1989 (AB); 1999 (NU)
123 Slater St, Suite 700
Ottawa, ON
Phone: (613) 217-8521
E-mail: jdonihee@willmsshier.com

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