Tyler advises Indigenous communities in treaty implementation, governance, and economic development. His practice focuses primarily on legal issues surrounding Indigenous involvement in fisheries, aquaculture, water, and mining. He is particularly passionate about supporting Indigenous communities to achieve economic prosperity within the framework of environmental conservation. Tyler also engages in litigation work including on specific claims files.
Prior to joining Ratcliff as an articling student in 2021, Tyler attended law school at the University of Victoria. While there he engaged in numerous extracurricular pursuits including the international Jessup Moot and as a representative in the Environmental Law Club.
Tyler formerly worked as a co-op student in the legal department of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Investment for the Government of the Northwest Territories and as a legal researcher for the Cullen Commission. He also worked as a wildlands firefighter in Alberta.
Originally from the northwest of BC, Tyler enjoys being outdoors as much as possible – foraging, kayaking, skiing, hiking or fishing up and down the west coast.
- Advised a First Nation of the development of a Treaty-based commercial fishery within the Canadian fisheries framework.
- Counsel to a First Nation of the navigable water rights on a waterway in their territory.
- Acted for a First Nation’s business in a forestry contract arbitration.
Awards & Accolades
- Braefoot Community Association Award – University of Victoria
In the Community
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
Year of Call
- British Columbia, 2022
- J.D. University of Victoria, 2021
- B.A. (Hons), The King’s University (Edmonton AB), 2016