“Unilateral action is the very antithesis of honour and reconciliation, concepts which underlie both the duty to consult and the very premise of modern Aboriginal law.” - Supreme Court of Canada in Mikisew Cree First Nation v Canada
Kassie is an associate at Rana Law in our Vancouver office. She practices aboriginal and corporate law, with a focus on specific claims negotiations and economic development. Her practice includes advocacy, negotiations and providing strategic advice to First Nations with respect to aboriginal and treaty rights. Her corporate law practice includes all aspects of incorporating new legal entities and registering limited partnerships. She also manages corporate files on an ongoing basis for her clients, including corporate compliance for corporations and societies in British Columbia and carrying out various duties as Registered and Records Office. Kassie also advises on the structuring of corporate entities to address liability risks and on the winding up and dissolving of inactive corporate entities.
Prior to joining Rana Law, Kassie articled and practiced at a boutique litigation firm, where she worked primarily on the immediate legal response to and management of impacts on a First Nation community caused by an oil spill, including assisting with the Nation’s investigation of the incident and advising on legal options.
Kassie is passionate about advocating for and advancing Indigenous peoples’ rights, title, culture, language and way of life.
In 2015, Kassie obtained her J.D. from the University of Ottawa, where she was actively involved in the social justice community and studied overseas. She was born and raised in Kitimat, BC, and is thrilled to be back on the West Coast.