Lysane Cree

Lysane Cree

Bars:

New York State Bar, 2012

Barreau du Québec, 2004


Direct line: 514-849-2403 Ext. 232
Email: lcree@hutchinslegal.ca

Biography

Lysane Cree is an associate at Hutchins Legal Inc. Her focus has been on aboriginal law, practicing in areas that include First Nations policing, interpretation of the Indian Act, aboriginal and treaty rights, taxation, border crossing, specific claims, and document management for complex litigation. She has represented former students in the residential school claims process and has also been involved in gathering oral history evidence from First Nations Elders in preparation for litigation. She has appeared before the provincial courts in Quebec, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada.

 

Lysane is a Mohawk from the Kanesatake Mohawk Territory and was involved, while still a student, in assisting in developing the policies and procedures for the Kanesatake Mohawk Police. Since 2004, Lysane has acted as coach to the McGill University students selected to participate in the Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot – the sole moot competition in Canada geared specifically towards the debate of First Nations legal issues. Lysane has, on occasion, been invited to present on aboriginal issues in the Aboriginal Peoples & the Law course at McGill University.

 

Lysane practices in English and French.

Education

  • McGill University, Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) / Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), 2000
  • McGill University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, minor in Northern Studies, 1996

Community involvement

  • Participant on the jury panel for the scholarship and bursary competitions of Indspire (formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation)
  • Regional Director and member of the Rules Committee, American Paint Horse Association

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Indigenous Bar Association

Articles, papers and presentations

  • The Role of Elders and Oral History Evidence in the Courts,co-authored with Peter W. Hutchins and Jameela Jeeroburkhan, for the Canadian Bar Association’s 2008 Aboriginal Law CLE, February, 2008.
  • “Confederacies”, in Johansen, Bruce E. and Pritzker, Barry M., Encyclopedia of American Indian History. Vol. II. (California: ABC-CLIO, 2008), at p.367. 
  • “Diabetes”, in Johansen, Bruce E. and Pritzker, Barry M., Encyclopedia of American Indian History. Vol. II. (California: ABC-CLIO, 2008), at p. 378.
  • “Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute”, in Johansen, Bruce E. and Pritzker, Barry M., Encyclopedia of American Indian History. Vol. I. (California: ABC-CLIO, 2008), at p. 306.
  • “Longhouse Religion”, in Johansen, Bruce E. and Pritzker, Barry M., Encyclopedia of American Indian History. Vol. II. (California: ABC-CLIO, 2008), at p. 428-429.
  • “Blondin-Andrew, Ethel Dorothy”, in Fixico, Donald L., Ed. Treaties with American Indians, Vol. III. (California: ABC-CLIO, 2008), at p. 755.
  • “Federal Power Commission v. Tuscarora Indian Nation, 1960”, in Fixico, Donald L., Ed. Treaties with American Indians, Vol. III. (California: ABC-CLIO, 2008), at p. 688.
  • “Modern Treaties/Comprehensive Land Claim Agreements (Canada)”, in Fixico, Donald L., Ed. Treaties with American Indians. Vol. III. (California: ABC-CLIO, 2008), at p. 940.
  • “Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement,” in Fixico, Donald L., Ed. Treaties with American Indians. Vol. II. (California: ABC-CLIO, 2008), at p. 405.
  • “Specific Claims (Canada)”, by Lysane Cree and Anjali Choksi,  in Fixico, Donald L., Ed. Treaties with American Indians. Vol. III. (California: ABC-CLIO, 2008), at p. 948.


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