Drew Lafond Elected President of Indigenous Bar Association

Congratulations to Calgary lawyer Drew Lafond on being elected President of the Indigenous Bar Association (IBA).

Drew was elected as President of the Indigenous Bar Association on November 2 at the Indigenous Bar Association’s 31st Annual Conference in Ottawa. The Indigenous Bar Association is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, with administrative support. Members of the Board of Directors serve a two-year term.

The firm wishes to congratulate Drew on this well-deserved accomplishment.

About the Indigenous Bar Association

The IBA is a national association promoting the advancement of legal and social justice for Indigenous peoples in Canada. Its members include lawyers, judges, legal academics and scholars, articling clerks and law students.

About Drew Lafond

Drew advises clients on matters related to economic development, gaming, housing, commercial leasing, corporate governance, structure and finance.

Drew has also worked on nearly all aspects of the commercial side of cannabis, including incorporating and organizing licensed producers under the medical and recreational regimes, setting up licensed retailers in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, and advising on the process and considerations required to regulate on-reserve cannabis.

Drew was raised in Treaty 6 territory on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation reserve and is also of Shuswap descent from the Simpcw First Nation in British Columbia.