Kristy Pozniak First Nations governance economic development consultation and accommodation treaty implementation | Ratcliff LLP

Kristy A. Pozniak

Senior Associate
604 988 5201
[email protected]

Administrative Assistant
Czarlina Alibasa-Mendoza
[email protected]

Kristy works exclusively for First Nation clients in the areas of governance, economic development, consultation and accommodation, treaty implementation and regulating processes. Her practice includes assisting First Nations with:

  • Development, implementation and enforcement of law, bylaws, codes and policies, including financial administration laws, property tax laws, election codes, citizenship codes, land codes and housing policies;
  • Development and implementation of corporate and governance structures for the pursuit of economic development opportunities;
  • Negotiation of impact benefit agreements;
  • Regulatory processes, including National Energy Board and CEAA hearings; and
  • Various other corporate commercial matters, including commercial leases, construction contracts, and land transfers.

Kristy joined Ratcliff LLP in 2007 after having clerked at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.

Notable Experience

  • Part of a team of lawyers that advised Maa-nulth First Nations on treaty closing and implementation
  • Represented Lil’wat Nation in negotiations between BC Hydro, the Province and all 11 St’at’imc First Nations which concluded in a series of agreements addressing historic impacts from BC Hydro’s facilities

News, Publications & Presentations


  • University of Saskatchewan, LL.B, 2006 (Great Distinction)
  • University of Regina, B.Admin., 2002 (Great Distinction)

Year Of Call

  • British Columbia, 2007