Randall Kahgee is Senior Counsel with Pape Salter Teillet LLP and specializes in Indigenous rights law, with an emphasis on community-based processes and government- to-government negotiations.
Randall has worked with Indigenous governments across Canada. He has participated in the negotiation of significant agreements between Indigenous communities and provincial and federal governments on energy matters, including issues relating to the development of nuclear facilities, transmission lines, wind energy projects, as well as environmental matters and the development of proactive strategies for engaging both proponents and government concerning mining and resource development. He has extensive experience in consultation and accommodation related issues. He has also been involved in the negotiation and implementation of land claim and self-government agreements and participated in a number of successful impact benefit agreement negotiations.
Randall returns to Pape Salter Teillet after serving as Chief of the Saugeen First Nation for four consecutive terms from June 2006 to June 2014. As Chief, he dedicated a great deal of his time to the reconciliation of the Crown-First Nation relationship and the full recognition, protection and expression of Indigenous and treaty rights. He has extensive experience in strategic development and in a range of governance related issues, including the development and implementation of laws, policies and processes. He also played an key role on a number of important regional and national bodies, including task forces on consultation and accommodation, justice, environment and treaties.
Randall is a regular speaker at conferences and law schools on Indigenous legal and political issues. Randall received his LL.B from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and is called to the bar in Ontario.