Billie Fortier assists Aboriginal communities and landowners with issues related to natural resource extraction, land development and industry partnerships.
Billie has worked on regulatory and commercial litigation matters and on issues related to the duty to consult with First Nations and Aboriginal governance. She is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Billie has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta and has experience in regulatory proceedings before the Alberta Utilities Commission.
- Counsel to various Alberta First Nations and Métis Settlements in connection with consultation on transmission line, coal mine and SAGD projects.
- Volunteer, Dare to Dream (2015-present)
- Aboriginal Education Project Lead, ProBono Law Alberta (2010-2013)
- Board Director, United Nations Association in Canada (2010)
- Volunteer, Samaritan’s Purse (2009-2011)
- Special Events Volunteer, World Vision Canada (2008-2010)
- Member, Actra (1997-present)
- “Aboriginal Peoples, Industry and the Environment: The Alignment of Environmental Interests,” 2016 CAELS Conference (March 11, 2016)
- Contributor, “Energy Superpower in Waiting: New Pipeline Development in Canada, Social Licence and Recent Federal Energy Reforms,” Alberta Law Review, Energy Law Edition, Vol. 53, no. 2 (December 2015)
- ConocoPhillips Aboriginal Award
- Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY) Scholarship
- Indspire Post-Secondary Education Scholarship