Partner, Callison & Hanna
AME’s The Gathering Place
Cynthia Callison is a member of the Tahltan Nation whose traditional territory is the Stikine River Watershed in north-western British Columbia. For over 20 years, she has practised law as a partner at Callison & Hanna, an Indigenous-lead law firm in Vancouver. She is a leading negotiator in innovative agreements between Indigenous peoples, governments, and resource developers. She is an invited presenter and participant at global dialogues on Indigenous peoples and mining. Cynthia is a graduate of the Sauder School of Business and the Allard School of Law at UBC and completed a Masters in Constitutional Law at Osgoode Hall Law School. Currently, Cynthia is the Chair of the First Peoples Cultural Council and an advisory council member of (CIRDI) Canadian International Resources and Development Institute.
Cynthia will be part of a legal panel discussing contemporary and emerging Aboriginal law issues in Canada related to mineral exploration and development.