Dale Cunningham: Lawyer with Field Law

Dale Cunningham

Yellowknife,  NW  Canada
Phone867 669 8470

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Metis and First Nations
  • Administrative
  • Personal Injury
University University of Alberta, Master of Arts, 1986
Law SchoolUniversity of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1998
Admitted1999, Alberta; 2003, Northwest Territories

Professional association
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA) Member Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Aboriginal Law Section (North) Member 2002-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (North) Member Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North) Member


Dale has practiced law in Edmonton since 1999 and in Yellowknife since 2003. He joined the firm of Field LLP in 2001. Dale practices general litigation with a primary focus on Aboriginal law and administrative law. He is currently a member of the firm's legal team representing Aboriginal clients pursuing claims for abuses suffered while at Church and Government run Residential Schools.

Dale has been a guest speaker on Residential School issues at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and at various conferences and workshops sponsored by Aboriginal organizations in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Prior to practicing law, Dale was a sessional Lecturer at Grant Mac Ewan Community College in Edmonton. Dale has also taught courses at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Business and its Department of Sociology. Due to his practice, Dale often works from our Yellowknife office.

Honors & Awards

Walter H. Johns Fellowship - Graduate Faculty of University of Alberta 1990
Graduate Fellowship - Graduate Faculty of University of Alberta 1989
Doctoral Fellowship - Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada 1988-1990
Conference All-Star (Volleyball) - Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference 1979
Athlete of the Year -Grande Prairie Regional College 1979

Pro bono

Below are some of the community, volunteer or pro bono committments Dale has made.

Organization Position Date
Edmonton Food Bank Volunteer 1995-1996
Lendrum Community League Member 1993-Present

Published Works


Title Publisher Date
Advancement in Organizational Behavior - Organizational Taxonomies Ashgate Publications 1997


Title Publication Date
Even Lawyers Can Change First Reading 1997

Reported CasesReported Cases: Dale and are representative of Dale's experience. Case Cite Court Year Aurora College v. Niziol 2010 NWTSC 87 Northwest Territories Supreme Court 2010; Doe v. Canada [2001] ABCA 216 Alberta Court of Appeal 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001; Re Residential Schools [2000] ABQB 45 Alberta Queen's Bench 2000; Doe v. Canada [2000] ABCA 217 Alberta Court of Appeal 2000
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Office Information

Dale Cunningham

601 - 4920 52 Street
YellowknifeNW X1A 3T1


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