Tamara R. Napoleon
Tamara R. Napoleon
Principal, Indigenous Law Group at Miller Titerle + Company
(778) 945-3081
(604) 681-4113
1824 Store St, Fl2, Victoria, BC
Year called to bar: 2008 (BC)
Tamara is a member of Saulteau First Nations and among a handful of Indigenous female solicitors in Canada. At MT+Co., Tamara co-leads our Indigenous Law Group. Tamara is a respected advisor on advancing Indigenous title implementation, jurisdiction, legal orders, and consent-based decision-making in government-to-government arenas. She helps clients navigate sustainable resource development and equitable revenue sharing for the projects and industries within their Territories. She supports clients at negotiations, advises on UNDRIP implementation, and analyzes the legal responsibilities flowing from the use of natural resources. Tamara maximizes the commercial footprint of Nations, advising on commercial acquisitions and the structures necessary to realize economic prosperity. An avid volunteer and community leader, Tamara shares her skills with the BC Cancer Foundation Board of Directors, the Victoria Foundation Board of Directors, and her own Nation’s economic development entity, the Mistahiya Group of Companies. She is a director of the Vancouver Native Health Society, Governor of the Justice Institute of BC, and former Vice President of the Aboriginal Mothers Centre Society. In 2020, Tamara was recognized as a Lexpert Rising Star, a leading lawyer under 40 in Canada.
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