Northern Ontario - Chapleau & Mattagami Nations - Treaty #9

Indigenous Law Cases in Northern Ontario

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) was established in 1973, and was originally known as Grand Council Treaty No. 9 until 1983. NAN territory encompasses James Bay Treaty No. 9 and the Ontario portion of Treaty No. 5.  This area of land covers two-thirds of the Province of Ontario and spans 210,000 square miles. NAN represents 49 First Nations with a total population (on and off-reserve) of approximately 45,000 people grouped by Tribal Council, although six member Nations are not affiliated with a specific Tribal Council.

Carol Godby is a lawyer and Indigenous rights advocate who exclusively represents the interests of First Nations people. She has  extensive experience representing clients throughout Ontario, including  in their assertion of land and treaty rights impacted either by previous or proposed developments in Indigenous territories. CG Law Group has assisted clients in their governance initiatives, including in the cannabis and energy sectors and has acted to help Nations protect their traditional knowledge.  Carol has also frequently advised and represented First Nation in employment related matters.  

Carol has acted for a number of NAN member Nations and organizations throughout her career and would be pleased to meet with you in your community to discuss your legal needs

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