Andrea Hilland, KC is a member of the Nuxalk Nation and an Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Her research examines the intersections of Indigenous laws, Aboriginal rights, and environmental regulation to challenge discriminatory theories of colonial supremacy and Indigenous inferiority that are perpetuated through the contemporary colonial legal system. Key objectives of her research are to support the resurgence of Indigenous laws and to demonstrate the potential of Indigenous laws to enhance Canada's multi-juridical legal system.
Professor Hilland has extensive experience in legal practice. Prior to entering academia, she advocated on behalf of First Nations to assert Aboriginal rights with respect to environmental issues, advised non-governmental organizations regarding Indigenous issues in the context of legal regulation, and was appointed King's Counsel in 2021. She also served as Associate Director of Indigenous Legal Studies at Allard Law from 2008-2012.
Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Law
- Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
- Centre for Law and the Environment
- Indigenous Legal Studies
- Aboriginal and Indigenous law
- Administrative law and regulatory governance
- Environmental law, natural resources, and climate change
- Legal ethics and the legal profession