Ethan is a member of the Kainai Nation and was born and raised in the traditional territories of the Siksikaitsitapi Nations. Ethan acts as general counsel for First Nations governments and organizations across Canada. He has assisted clients by assisting in developing laws, policies and procedures involving various areas of law, navigating First Nations governance issues, advising on employment and contractual matters, assisting with economic development and taxation issues, and advising on corporate governance matters.
Ethan is also proud to assist First Nations governments in advancing and resolving historical claims under Canada’s Specific Claims Policy and assisting First Nations governments and organizations in asserting and advocating for First Nations inherent and treaty rights.
Prior to joining Fox LLP, Ethan was a summer student at a boutique Calgary law firm focusing on Aboriginal Law, before he practiced law as an articling student and associate at Fox LLP with a focus on Aboriginal Law and First Nations governance. Ethan is proud to have assisted clients with matters before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court, and various other courts and administrative decision-makers.
Ethan firmly believes his role as a lawyer is to be an effective and respectful instrument for his clients as they navigate the legal matters affecting them. He is dedicated to amplifying First Nations perspectives in Canada’s legal system and advocating for greater space for First Nations jurisdiction and self-determination.
Volunteer, Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society (2014-2015)
Volunteer, Kainai Powwow and Celebration (2014-2015)
Volunteer, Moses Lake Community Clean Up (2011-2015)