First Nations Lawyer & Investigator

Representing First Nations, Their
Businesses and Other Indigenous Entities

At Zacharias Vickers McCann, we have a dedicated team of lawyers offering services to First Nations and related Indigenous entities who provide outstanding legal advice in a culturally sensitive and trauma informed manner. Our First Nations law team regularly represent First Nations clients across the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon. We look forward to working with you.

Our Services

How Can We Help You?

At Zacharias Vickers McCann, we offer specialized guidance to First Nations and Indigenous organizations concerning workplace law and governance. Our experienced team of lawyers provides comprehensive services relating to all facets of workplace and employment law, including drafting employment contracts and contractor agreements, policy development, training seminars, disability and attendance management, bullying and harassment complaints, litigation support and advocacy, all tailored to meet your specific needs.

With extensive experience collaborating with First Nations communities, our client roster includes diverse entities such as First Nations Governments, Tribal Councils, societies and related entities, Indigenous businesses, friendship centres, schools, economic development corporations, and social services agencies. Our legal experts take a listen first approach while focusing on getting to know the First Nation and its unique culture so that they can adeptly handle intricate legal matters, from employment jurisdictional disputes to governance issues, navigating federal and provincial legislative regimes and facilitating dispute resolution. Trust us to safeguard your interests and uphold your rights with diligence and expertise.

Team Members

While our team comprises 40+ employees, our partners set the standards for our firm and consult on all cases to ensure accuracy and sound legal strategy.

Scott A. McCann

Partner

Scott advises and represents his clients in all aspects of workplace law, including labour, employment, occupational health and safety, human rights, and governance matters. On behalf of his clients, Scott has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in British Columbia and regularly appears before arbitrators, arbitration boards, and administrative tribunals.

Scott enjoys acting for a broad spectrum of clients across nearly all industries, including not for profit entities. Specifically, Scott is passionate about his large Indigenous workplace law practice in which he provides sage legal advice, policy development, and training seminars for First Nations and other Indigenous organizations across British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon.

Joshua D. Sutherland

Counsel

Josh is a member of the Red Rock Indian Band of the Lake Helen Reserve. Due to his tireless efforts in representing First Nations and their Indigenous related organizations, Josh was honoured to receive the traditional Blackfoot name of Awootaninaw (Shield Chief) by an Elder of the Siksika First Nation in a name giving ceremony. Throughout his career, Josh has remained unafraid to tackle any legal issue or case regardless of size or complexity.

From First Nation clients (both on and off Reserve) to multi-national public and private companies and local businesses, Josh guides federally and provincially regulated employers and provides strategic advice on all aspects of workplace law. Josh has extensive experience handling all aspects of employee dismissals, human rights issues, performance management, workplace investigations, drafting policies and executive and employee contracts, and presenting training modules for clients.

What Our Clients Are Saying

The most incredible law firm. Kat and Luke (and support team) have been absolutely amazing throughout my entire experience with them. Their professionalism, expertise and kindness blew me away. I am so grateful to have been in their hands. To anyone seeking legal services - I would recommend this law firm to everyone. Thank you again for all your help!
Kelsey Thiessen
Kelsey Thiessen
2023-12-01
Luke has represented me in a long and involved case. I have had multiple interactions with different lawyers and I can say without reservations that he is by far the best. He is extremely personable and easy to deal with and very knowledgeable. He has also assembled an excellent support team of Sandra and Natasha who provide the everyday management of the case However in my case it was also his advice to me plus his excellent negotiating skills that enabled me to get a settlement that was way above my expectations
William “Bill Vegas” Edmonds
William “Bill Vegas” Edmonds
2023-10-20
Throughout the process I dealt with Heather and Luke. My case was very sensitive in nature and they both showed a great amount of compassion and empathy. Every time I was worried or nervous about the future they were very affirming of my feelings, their knowledge of the law and competence really settled my worries and made me feel confident in my decision to have them as my lawyers. Really just very great people with very good interpersonal skills. They really make you feel like they genuinely care about their clients and will always make you feel like a priority. They were also very attentive and responded to questions very fast. I really can’t say enough good things about them. Their support staff Natasha and Chelsea were both very friendly and helpful as well and managed my file in a sensitive and professional manner, they were quick to respond and find answers to any questions I had. I really felt like the support this team gave me far exceeded my expectations. Just really thankful for having them on my side. Thank you Heather, Luke, Natasha, Chelsea and the rest of the team who played a role in my file.
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M
2023-10-15
I did not use the office for legal matters, but the firm (particularly Raven) were attentive & very helpful! Thanks!
K Reviews
K Reviews
2023-08-15
From the very beginning to the end this team has listened, been very transparent, helpful, compassionate, friendly, exceptionally professional, and very successful with me! They are absolutely amazing to have on my side helping me through out my case. I would suggest getting this team to help anyone in need of their expertise any day. Thank you all for everything you’ve done to help me!
T V (RZ Rhymeztein)
T V (RZ Rhymeztein)
2023-07-01
I was so well supported by this team! Alex was amazing being point of communication. He made me feel so comfortable, I could be at ease. Kat worked behind the scenes to ensure that my case stayed organized (and no details or deadlines were ever neglected). Brittany and Luke worked did substantial legal work. Luke was fierce on my behalf! I am deeply grateful.
Lorraine Reimer
Lorraine Reimer
2023-06-22
Luke, Natasha, and Sandra were nothing but professional from day 1. They took my case on late in the game and got me a fair settlement. Couldn't be happier with the service I was given!
Rob Weath
Rob Weath
2023-06-13
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Zacharias Vickers for their exceptional legal services. Over the course of several years, they have been incredibly supportive and provided invaluable guidance through a complex legal process. Their professionalism, expertise, and unwavering dedication to their clients have exceeded my expectations. Their team's hard work and dedication have yielded excellent results, and I can confidently say that I trust them 100% to handle any legal matter. Thank you, Zacharias Vickers, for your outstanding work and the peace of mind that you have provided me.
Senia Chan
Senia Chan
2023-04-03
 

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