"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
After articling with Rana Law, Holly Ann joined the Calgary office as an associate in July 2019. A significant part of Holly Ann’s practice is in the specific claims process, both in the research and drafting stage and in litigating matters before the Specific Claims Tribunal. She also works with First Nations’ governance issues, including by-law development and membership matters, and with land and natural resource issues, such as land protection measures, water rights, and on-reserve oil and gas development.
Holly Ann is pleased to have the opportunity to support Indigenous peoples in their pursuit of justice. She also has a passion for nature, having spent years recreating and working in the outdoors, which has contributed to her interest in the legal protection of Indigenous land rights. Holly Ann has also studied and volunteered overseas, where she participated in international development fieldwork in a rural village in South Africa and volunteered at an orphanage in Haiti.