Expertise

Barry has been recognized for his expertise in Native Land development in National Lawyer magazine and published for the national aboriginal law section of the Canadian Bar Association.

He has been involved in almost every significant recent development on the lands of the Westbank First Nation, perhaps the most progressive and successful band in all of Canada in terms of economic development and governance.

He has been a speaker at the Okanagan Nation Alliance Business Conference on several occasions. The ONA is the tribal council for the 7 Okanagan bands.

He has been a presenter at the Western Canadian Aboriginal Law Forum in Vancouver. More recently he presented for the Pacific Business & Law Institute on First Nation land development and also for Continuing Legal Education for BC lawyers on Real Estate Development – Advanced Topics.

For access to a power point presentation on Indian Land development, Click Here

Barry Porrelli is proud to be past Chairman of the Westbank First Nation Economic Development Commission – the first band in Canada which has its own EDC.

To listen to a radio interview with Barry in conversation with Phil Johnson of AM1150, press the play button below!