Bryce Edwards is a partner at OKT. His Aboriginal rights law practice includes representing First Nations in discussions with the Crown on legislative reform and regulatory development. He has done significant work on various consultation, mining and land use planning-related initiatives. Bryce also works with First Nations negotiating and litigating about natural resource development projects, advises First Nations within specific claims processes, assists with consultations with various levels of government and proponents, and litigates major claims regarding treaty rights and Aboriginal title.
Before joining OKT, Bryce was a litigation associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, working on complex commercial litigation. He is the co-founder and first Editor-in-Chief of the Indigenous Law Journal at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
Bryce is a member of the Ontario and New York bars.
- "Chapleau Cree ratify treaty lands settlement", with Kaitlin Ritchie, OKT Blog, October 5, 2016
- "We don’t need one more ride on the merry-go-round: It’s time for fresh ideas", with Maggie Wente and Michael McClurg, OKT Blog, February 10, 2016
- Ontario’s Review of Quarry Legislation Fails to Address First Nation’s Concerns, OKT Blog Post, November 29, 2013
- Presentation, “Impacts and Benefits Agreements: Non-Monetary Benefits and Timing”, November 2012, Ontario Bar Association Conference.
- Conference Paper, “Emerging Precedents in Consultation and Accommodation in Canada”, October 12-13, 2011, Québec/Newfoundland and Labrador Mining Forum.
- Bryce Edwards (with Justice David L. Corbett), “Leave My Name Out of This: Anonymity Orders in Civil Proceedings” in Must Justice Be Seen to be Done? Secrecy, Privacy and Confidentiality in the Courtroom (Toronto: Ontario Bar Association, 2003).
- Editor-In-Chief, Indigenous Law Journal, (2002) 1 Indigenous LJ.
- Bryce Edwards, “Let Your Yea be Yea: The Citizenship Oath, the Charter, and the Conscientious Objector” (Spring 2002) 60:2 UT Fac L Rev 39.
- Bryce Edwards, “Toward a Bilateral Fiduciary Relationship: Recognizing Mutual Vulnerability in R. v. Marshall” (2001) 59:1 UT Fac L Rev 107.