Brendan Bachand BA, JD

Associate

Brendan Bachand is an associate with Pape Salter Teillet LLP.

Brendan advises on a wide range of issues including indigenous rights, implementation of modern treaties, protected area agreements, and wildlife issues, as well as governance and employment law matters.

Brendan was raised in Yellowknife, NWT.  Prior to joining Pape Salter Teillet LLP, Brendan worked in criminal defense in Winnipeg, Manitoba, helping to guide his clients through the criminal justice system.  Before becoming a lawyer, Brendan worked for the Government of the Northwest Territories during the negotiation and implementation of the Federal Government’s devolution of lands and resources to the Territorial Government.

While studying law at Robson Hall at the University of Manitoba, Brendan was involved in numerous projects related to First Nation and Métis rights. He was a participant in the Create H20 program, which was the first science-engineering research training program in Canada that combines technical water and wastewater management training with Indigenous theory, law and methodological skills training. Brendan worked with a legal team in Guatemala in their action for reparations stemming from the genocide of the Maya Achi indigenous peoples of Guatemala before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Brendan in called to the bar in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.

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Education

  • Dalhousie University, BA
  • Robson Hall Law School, University of Manitoba, JD

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia
  • Northwest Territories