At Baker Newby we are proud to be situated within Sólh Téméxw, the Traditional Territory of the Stó:lō people, and to have the privilege of using our extensive business law experience to assist our Indigenous business clients in achieving their goals and building on their successes. Whether it is through establishing creative and sustainable plans for economic development, or implementing sophisticated yet practical solutions for governance issues, we collaborate with our clients to explore and maximize available opportunities in a manner consistent with cultural values and environmental sustainability.
In addition to the variety of business law services we provide generally, we offer cross-sector and practical advice in representing Indigenous Peoples and Nations in a variety of matters unique to them, including:
Baker Newby is firmly committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, in particular call to action number 27, which emphasizes the importance of lawyers receiving training and education in cultural competency, including the history of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights. Our firm has carried out, and will continue to carry out, skills-based training in intercultural competency and conflict resolution to ensure that our lawyers have the knowledge, historical context, and skills required to provide effective legal services in the community within which we live and work.
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In the case of Lekakis v. Lekakis, 2023 BCSC 376, the BC Supreme Court addressed how to determine whether the 40 percent threshold has been met to