Drew Lafond provides advice to First Nations and Metis communities on economic development, corporate structure, finance, governance, taxation, oil and gas development, and liquor and gaming licensing.
Drew advises First Nations and Metis communities on matters related to economic development, gaming, housing, commercial leasing, and corporate governance, structure and finance. He 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.
- Director, Indigenous Bar Association (2009-present)
- President, University of Victoria Indigenous Law Students’ Association (2007-2008)
- Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot (2008)
- UBC First Nations Legal Clinic (2009)
- Rising Star Award, Lexpert (2018)
- The Honourable Thomas A. Dohm Shield
- Keith B. Jobson Award
- Chief Michael A. Underwood Memorial Scholarship
- James Gosnell AFN Heroes of Our Time Award
- Canadian Millennium Bursary (2007-2009)
- “Barring Claims Against Discriminatory Legislation: Canada v Canada,” ABlawg.ca, University of Calgary Faculty of Law (June 2018)
- “The need for an Implementation Policy for the Numbered Treaties,” conference hosted by the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, The Way Forward: Envisioning Treaty Rights in Modern Resource Management (February 2016)
- Presented on behalf of the Indigenous Bar Association to the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples regarding Bill S-3, an act to eliminate sex-based inequities in the Indian Act (May 16, 2017)