James D. Jodouin

James D. Jodouin, B.A., J.D., was admitted to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in 1984 and practices in the area of aboriginal law.  He acts as general counsel for First Nations and other aboriginal organizations in major land claim litigation and negotiations.  Jodouin also handles treaty rights cases, consultation and accommodation negotiations, specific claims, reserve creation and oil and gas matters.  Jodouin is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association.  Jodouin has been a guest lecturer on aboriginal law issues at the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and guest lecturer on aboriginal law issues for the Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc.. He has worked for First Nations in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. Jodouin has represented First Nations in Provincial and Territorial Courts, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada representing First Nations in Treaty right and governance cases. He is also a member of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories.

Alan Pratt

Alan Pratt, BA, LL B. lives and practices law in Dunrobin, Ontario. After being called to the Bar of Ontario in 1982 he joined the Toronto firm now known as Blaney McMurtry LLP where he began working for First Nation clients in 1984. From 1986 to 1988 Pratt was the first (and only) legal adviser to the Ontario agency that has evolved into the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs. Over the past 35 years Pratt has handled a wide variety of litigation on behalf of First Nation clients at every level of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has worked with First Nations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Pratt has also acted as counsel on many land claims and treaty making and treaty implementation negotiations. He has also done legal policy work for many clients, including the Assembly of First Nations, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (Saskatchewan).