First Nations require a strong economic base to create jobs for their citizens, opportunities for their youth and independence for their future. Grant Huberman helps Aboriginal governments to negotiate economic development agreements that provide sustainable, long-term benefits.
Grant Huberman help First Nations in negotiations with private corporations and with their own economic development corporations. The firm helps prepare joint venture agreements and trust agreements between First Nations and economic development corporations. The legal team has also helped First Nations and independent power producers negotiate fair and equitable agreements that guarantees benefits for future generations of aboriginal peoples.
Economic development is increasingly important to First Nations. As a result, Grant Huberman is expanding its ability to assist with complex negotiations between Aboriginal Nations, provincial and federal governments and project proponents regarding large projects in British Columbia and throughout Canada. Such negotiating assistance is founded on the reliance on the legal recognition of aboriginal or treaty rights of the Aboriginal Nation.