"The reconciliation vision that lies behind Section 35 should not be seen as a means to subjugate Aboriginal peoples to an absolutely sovereign Crown, but as a means to establish the kind of relationship that should have flourished since Confederation, as was envisioned in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the post-Confederation Treaties." - Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Holly Ann joined the Calgary office of Rana Law in 2019 after completing her articles with the firm.
A key focus of Holly Ann’s practice involves the Specific Claims process. She has worked on all stages of Specific Claims, from research and drafting to negotiation and settlement, including working on the development of settlement trusts to meet the needs of her client communities into the future. Holly Ann has also been involved in claims before the Specific Claims Tribunal and has experience working with expert witnesses, including those who have testified before the Specific Claims Tribunal.
Holly Ann is also involved in self-government negotiations and works with her clients on developing strategies for advancing community interests in public safety and justice. She supports First Nations in the federal Additions to Reserve process and in land protection initiatives and has led community engagement processes to inform and seek input from membership. Holly Ann has also managed RFP processes for her clients and has provided legal advice on construction tenders for on-reserve developments.
Holly Ann loves spending her spare time in nature, particularly while hiking, camping, mountaineering and skiing. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs and has studied and volunteered overseas.