Jordan Ardanaz



A dedicated, thoughtful advocate, Jordan helps clients implement Indigenous rights principles and develop strategic governance models.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jordan was a social scientist and archaeologist working in the mining and energy sectors.


Jordan works with our Indigenous Law Group, where he handles matters regarding natural resources, major project permitting, and implementation of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) within the space of environmental and regulatory law.

Jordan supports his clients in building relationships that reflect their rights, values, and needs. He negotiates on their behalf with the Crown or private entities, reviews and prepares agreements, develops consultation and accommodation strategies, and advocates their interests before regulatory hearings.


Jordan can DJ a mean “Dad Rock” set and played short stop in a regional baseball league. He has a ridiculously cute sheep-a-doodle named Fred.


  • Called to the Bar in BC, 2020
  • Juris Doctor, Specialization in Aboriginal Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Anthropology, University of Toronto, 2007

Areas of Practice

Dispute ResolutionEnvironmental + RegulatoryIndigenous Law