Alana DeGrave*

Contact Details

Alana DeGrave

Assistant: Nancy Valencia

As a lawyer at Woodward and Company, Alana’s solicitor work spans lands, reserve, and treaty implementation issues. Within this, her practice focuses on reconciling the systemic injustices that often affect First Nations, particularly when it comes to their rights to their traditional lands.

Originally from Winnipeg, Alana took an undergrad in psychology back in her home city. Her educational background in both psychological and sociological studies motivated her to pursue justice and truth from an early stage- and would eventually lead her to study law at the University of Victoria.

Now with more than a decade of experience with Woodward and Company, Alana has contributed to a number of significant cases, including the groundbreaking Tsilhqot’in Aboriginal Title case. Her results-oriented work ethic combined with her trustworthiness- both as legal counsel and a colleague- provide a strong basis for her characteristically high quality work.

Both reliable and a careful listener, Alana’s work is deeply motivated by the will to empower First Nations to make their own decisions. Through her extensive legal experience and commitment to relationship building, her work seeks to bridge the gap between the government, Indigenous peoples, and communities that they are a part of.

*Denotes a Law Corporation

Membership & Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia (2005)

Practice Areas

  • Additions to Reserve
  • Employment and Human Rights
  • Housing
  • Indigenous Legal Orders and Law
  • Land Code
  • Land Interests
  • Strategic Reconciliation Planning
  • Taxation & Fiscal Management (FAL)