Aaron Christoff is an Indigenous law and litigation partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office.
Aaron regularly advises and represents First Nation governments in various matters, including Aboriginal and Treaty rights, specific claims against the Crown, self-government, elections, and other governance matters. He also assists in developing and drafting policy and legislation, such as custom election codes and child and family services laws.
In his advocacy practice, Aaron frequently represents Indigenous clients in legal proceedings, including class actions, judicial reviews, and specific claims. He also represents corporate clients in tax and telecommunications sectors.
Aaron has appeared before the Federal Court of Canada, the Specific Claims Tribunal, BC Supreme Court, AB Court of King's Bench, SK Court of King's Bench, and various administrative tribunals.
Prior to practising law, Aaron worked for the Métis National Council on a key intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. v Canada (Attorney-General), a landmark case in the development of the Honour of the Crown.
Aaron is a Nehiyaw (Cree) citizen of Saulteau First Nations in north-eastern British Columbia (Treaty 8), and has lived, worked, and studied across Canada.