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Advocating for a First Nation’s interests – Canadian Lawyer Magazine

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 2019310 Views

February 4, 2019

Sawridge First Nation has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the federal government to gain further recognition for self-determination.

Michael McKinney has seen a dramatic evolution of First Nations self-governance in the last three decades, going from a period of little to no recognition to now a period in which the Sawridge First Nation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the federal government to gain further recognition for self-determination.

McKinney is executive director, general counsel with the Sawridge Group of Companies, part of the Sawridge First Nation in Slave Lake, Alta., located at the east end of the Lesser Slave Lake near the town of Slave Lake. It is an original signatory to Treaty 8 and considered a leader in self-determination and economic development. It adopted its own Constitution in 2009.

He is also currently serving as president of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, named to the position in September of last year.

Read More: https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/author/jennifer-brown/advocating-for-a-first-nations-interests-16803/

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