Arend J.A. Hoekstra

Arend J.A. Hoekstra
Telephone: 604 283 1481
Fax: 604 691 6120

Suite 2200, HSBC Building
885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E8

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Arend Hoekstra, CPA, CA, is an associate in the Business Law Group and also a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Arend provides advice on:

  • The duty to consult
  • Treaty negotiations
  • Project-related environmental and regulatory matters
  • Mining projects
  • Legislative drafting
  • Litigation matters, including judicial review proceedings
  • Use of Reserve lands including Section 53(1) easements, Section 28(2) tenures, and rights-of-way
  • Drafting of Impact Benefit Agreements and Capacity Funding Agreements
  • Financing and acquisition of mineral resource properties

His previous experience includes acting as a Senior Advisor for one of Canada's largest mines and acting as a controller for a large helicopter services company serving the mineral exploration and mining industry in the NWT. As a Chartered Professional Accountant, Arend worked with governments, including Indigenous governments and communities, across the NWT and Nunavut.

His publications include:

  • Implementing UNDRIP in Canada: Challenges with Bill C-262, by Thomas Isaac and Arend Hoekstra, presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs
  • Identity and Federalism: Understanding the Implications of Daniels v Canada, by Thomas Isaac and Arend Hoekstra, published in the Supreme Court Law Review
  • Uncertainty in Dealing with Private Property Rights and Aboriginal Title, by Thomas Isaac and Arend Hoekstra, published in British Columbia Real Estate Law Developments

Arend earned his J.D. from the University of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration co-conferred by Okanagan College and the University of British Columbia-Okanagan.


University of British Columbia, J.D., 2015

Recent Work

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

A Complete Code: Was Canada's Defence in Raincoast Conservation Foundation v. Canada (Attorney General) Consistent with the Purpose of the NEB Act?

Asserting Aboriginal Title does not Alter Crown's Duty to Consult

SCC Opens Door to more Litigation in Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council)

Proponents and Government Compromise Consultation Under Ontario’s Mining Act in Eabametoong First Nation v Minister of Northern Development and Mines

Consultation & Aboriginal Title – Important Lessons in Mi’kmaq of PEI v Province of PEI et al.

Implementing UNDRIP in Canada: Challenges with Bill C-262

The Need for Forthright Consultation: First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun

Adequate Consultation Confirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada: Ktunaxa Nation

Call to the bar

Northwest Territories, 2017
British Columbia, 2016