Christopher Evans


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Chris Evans is an associate at OKT. He has represented Indigenous peoples since he was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2014. His litigation practice covers a broad range of areas with a focus on Aboriginal, environmental, and administrative law, including:

  • Aboriginal rights and title
  • Treaty rights
  • The duty to consult and accommodate
  • Regulatory processes and environmental assessments for pipelines, mines, oil sands facilities, and other resource development projects
  • The Indian Act
  • Governance matters such as land codes, membership codes, election codes, and on-reserve housing
  • Real property matters on- and off-reserve

Chris also has experience involving the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including:

  • Acting as counsel to the Petitioner Trevor Loke in Loke v British Columbia (Minister of Advanced Education), a challenge to the accreditation of the TWU law school
  • Acting as counsel to the Plaintiff BobbyLee Worm in Worm v Canada, a challenge to federal solitary confinement laws
  • Publishing “Adjudicating Contested Values: Freedom of Religion and the Oakes Test,” (2013) 10 Journal of Law and Equality 5

Chris is not the same Chris Evans who plays Captain America, but he did feature as an extra in the under-appreciated Bollywood film Lafangey Parindey.

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