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November 25 • Online



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Drew Lafond provides advice to First Nations and Métis communities on Economic Development, Corporate Structure, Finance, Governance, Taxation, Oil and Gas Development, and Liquor and Gaming Licensing. Early in his career, he prepared submissions and attended before the Alberta Court of Appeal on R. v. Hirsekorn, a seminal decision concerning Métis rights in Alberta. He has closed numerous landmark transactions for First Nation and Métis communities, including asset and share purchases and Corporate Finance and Commercial Real Estate. Lafond is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan and a descendant of the Simpcw Nation in British Columbia. He contributes to the success of the reserve he grew up on by volunteering pro bono for the Nation’s Economic Development and Governance committees. Lafond is the Vice-president of the Indigenous Bar Association and he volunteers for Level, a program dedicated to mentoring Indigenous youth in urban communities and to teaching them the basics of law.

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