Kennedy A. Bear Robe
Kennedy A. Bear Robe is a member of Gowling WLG's Indigenous Law Group in Vancouver.
His advocacy includes representing clients before the Federal Court of Appeal, British Columbia Supreme Court and Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, as well as federal and provincial regulatory hearings and environmental assessments.
Kennedy offers practical advice and counsel to clients. He advises Indigenous Nations throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and the Northwest Territories on Inherent, Aboriginal and Treaty rights.
In particular, Kennedy advises regional and local Indigenous governments on major natural resource development, infrastructure and energy projects. Kennedy also works with select non-Indigenous businesses and governments on these matters.
Additionally, Kennedy is counsel to a regional Indigenous government negotiating its inherent right to self-government.
Kennedy's business law practise includes providing advice to Indigenous economic development corporations and businesses on equity transactions, corporate governance, commercial transactions, negotiation and formation of joint ventures and partnerships, as well as procurement processes.
Kennedy is Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot), a member of the Siksika Nation, and loves hunting, reading and art. He is results-oriented, collaborative, a team-player and passionate about helping Indigenous governments to advance rights-based negotiations and strategic litigation.