Neil Reddekopp



Phone: (780) 412-2700
Fax:  (780) 423-8946

Education & Background

BA (History, with distinction), University of Calgary 1975

MA (History), University of Calgary 1977

LLB, University of Calgary 1980

Called to the Alberta Bar 1981

PhD student, University of Alberta Faculty of Law 2010-present

Neil’s practice involves representing First Nations on all aspects of the Specific Claims Policy from preparation through implementation, including cases before the Specific Claims Tribunal; and advising and representing First Nations and Métis Settlements and communities with regard to economic development issues. Prior to joining Ackroyd LLP, he worked for the Government of Alberta from 1986 until 2007, serving as Assistant Deputy Minister of Land and Resource Issues for Alberta Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development from 2005 to 2007. From 2007 until 2009, he was Special Advisor to the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Claims and Indian Governance with Indian Affairs in Northern Development (INAC), where his primary role was to design changes to the assessment of specific claims to allow INAC to meet the new statutory time frame of three years to respond to claims filed by First Nations.

Professional Associations and Other Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Aboriginal North Section Executive member 2011-2012
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Banff Centre, Aboriginal Leadership and Management Program, Specific Claims in the Twenty-first Century, Faculty Member, 1994-2001 (Co-chair 1999-2001)
  • Ukkusiksalik National Park, representative of the federal Department of Environment on the Park Management Committee, 2009-present

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