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Jannah McDonald First Nations economic development lawyer BC Yukon | Ratcliff LLP

Hannah McDonald

Direct Phone: 604-998-1139

Assistant: Val Bamrah

Hannah’s practice focuses on the economic development of First Nations in B.C. and the Yukon. She advises First Nations governments and businesses on:

  • Real property and lands matters
  • Treaty negotiation and implementation
  • Government to government negotiations and reconciliation initiatives
  • Aboriginal rights and title
  • Indian Act matters and other governance issues.

Hannah also advises on corporate/commercial matters including commercial transactions, development and construction, sales and leasing, asset and share sales, and all other corporate matters.

Hannah is a member of the Métis Nation of B.C., with her family originating from the Esketemc First Nation.

Notable Experience

News, Publications & Presentations

In The Community

  • Member, BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala Committee
  • Director, Atira Women’s Resource Society
  • Director, Compass Community School
  • Volunteer, Federal Liberal campaign, Jody Wilson-Raybould
  • Served for three years as executive on the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum
  • Served for three years on the NAIOP Developing Leaders Committee
  • Served for one year on the ICSC Next Generation Committee

Year Of Call

  • British Columbia, 2011
  • Yukon, 2012


  • J.D. – University of British Columbia, 2010
  • B.A. – Simon Fraser University, 2004