- Metis and First Nations
|University ||University of Alberta, Master of Arts, 1986|
|Law School||University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1998|
|Admitted||1999, Alberta; 2003, Northwest Territories|
Association Title Dates
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA)
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Aboriginal Law Section (North) Member 2002-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (North)
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 MacEwan 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 works from our Yellowknife office.
Volunteer / Pro Bono
Our lawyers have a strong commitment to their communities volunteering in a broad range of sectors often in leadership capacities. As a Firm, we recognize, applaud and support their efforts. 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
Honours and Awards
Honour or Award Organization Date
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
We are committed to keeping our clients educated and informed on the issues affecting them. The following published works were written, or contributed to, by Dale.
Title Publisher Date
Advancement in Organizational Behavior - Organizational Taxonomies Ashgate Publications 1997
Title Publication Date
Even Lawyers Can Change First Reading 1997
As a service to our clients, our lawyers regularly present at seminars and speaking engagements to audiences in cities across Alberta, the Northwest Territories and North America.
|Reported Cases||Reported Cases: We advocate for our clients before decision makers at courts and tribunals to have their issues resolved. The reported cases below belong to 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  ABCA 216 Alberta Court of Appeal 20012001200120012001; Re Residential Schools  ABQB 45 Alberta Queen's Bench 2000; Doe v. Canada  ABCA 217 Alberta Court of Appeal 2000|
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