Randall Kahgee is Senior Counsel to Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP and specializes in Indigenous rights law, with an emphasis on community-based processes and government-to-government negotiations.
Randall has worked with Indigenous governments across Canada and participated in significant agreements between Indigenous communities and provincial and federal governments on energy matters, including issues relating to the development of nuclear facilities, transmission lines, renewable energy projects, as well as environmental matters and the development of proactive strategies for engaging both proponents and government concerning mining and resource development. He has extensive experience in consultation and accommodation related issues, including the development and implementation of processes for the full expression of free, prior and informed consent. He has also been involved in the negotiation and implementation of land claim and self-government agreements and participated in a number of successful impact benefit negotiations.
Randall served as Chief of the Saugeen First Nation for four consecutive terms from June 2006 to June 2014. As Chief, he dedicated a great deal of his time to the reconciliation of the Crown-First Nation relationship and the full recognition, protection and expression of Indigenous and treaty rights. He has extensive experience in strategic development and in a range of governance related issues, including the development and implementation of laws, policies and processes. He also played a key role on a number of important regional and national bodies, including tasks forces on consultation and accommodation, justice, environment and treaties.
Randall is a regular speaker at conferences and law schools on Indigenous legal and political issues. Randall received his BA from York University and his LLB from the University of Toronto and is called to the bar in Ontario.
Randall is recognized by his peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in Canada" in the field of Aboriginal Law.