Lysane Cree

Barreau du Québec, 2012
New York State Bar, 2004

514-849-2403 Ext. 232
lcree@hutchinslegal.ca

BIOGRAPHY

Lysane Cree is a Mohawk from the Kanesatake Mohawk Territory and was inspired to pursue a career in law after her community made a united stand against the proposed expansion of a golf course onto Mohawk lands in 1990. Since being called to the Bar in Quebec in 2003, Lysane has focused on Aboriginal law. She has drafted legal opinions and carried out legal research in a variety of areas, such as hunting and fishing, border crossing, specific claims, document management for complex litigation, First Nations governance and education. In particular, Lysane Cree has been involved in the gathering of oral history evidence from First Nations elders in preparation for litigation, as well as identifying such witnesses for trial. Lysane practices in English and French.

Since 2004, Lysane has acted as a coach for McGill University students participating in the Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot—the sole moot competition in Canada that is geared specifically towards the participation of First Nations law students and the debate of First Nations issues in a non-adversarial, Aboriginal setting.

Lysane has acted as an investigator and advisor in matters involving formal complaints submitted to a First Nation government by community members.

She is currently a part-time member of the Comité de déontologie policière du Québec.

You can contact her at lcree@hutchinslegal.ca.

EDUCATION

McGill University, 1996

B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Northern Studies.

McGill University, 2000

LL.B. and B.C.L.

MEMBERSHIPS

Lysane is a member of the Indigenous Bar Association (Canada) and of the New York State Bar Association