Jordan
Ardanaz

Lawyer, Indigenous Law Group

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Jordan brings his experience as a social scientist and archaeologist to MT+Co, which has included work in the areas of environmental assessment and permitting. He even has a few good Grizzly bear stories from his time in northern BC. Jordan is particularly passionate about working within the Indigenous law space on issues relating to rights and title and project development.

Jordan is also known by some MT+Co’ers as “Fred’s Dad” – his-three-year old Sheep-a-doodle/Muppet.

Why MT+Co.?

“MT+Co is a second family in the best possible sense! There is a strong spirit of collaboration here that is unlike anything I have experienced elsewhere – people are a priority, and everybody supports each other. This is truly a special place.”

Expertise

Jordan provides critical legal analysis for Indigenous governments, primarily in the areas of regulatory law, governance, and rights and title. Jordan’s work includes advising Indigenous communities who are engaged in project permitting and approval regimes, and developing consultation and accommodation strategies focused on bringing Indigenous legal principles to bear within Canadian legal frameworks.

Background

  • JD from the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, with a specialization in Aboriginal Law.
  • BA, Hons in anthropology from the University of Toronto.
  • Recipient of the DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Prize in Natural Resources Law, the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats Prize in Public International Law, and the Karen Lysyk Memorial Scholarship

Worth Noting

Jordan used to play college baseball. He also has a modest vinyl collection and is an aficionado of all things “Dad Rock”.