Candice S. Metallic, founder and principal of Metallic Law.

Candice S. Metallic

Founder and Lead Counsel

Candice S. Metallic, a citizen of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Nation, was called to the provincial bars in British Columbia (1997) and Ontario (2006) and is the founder and principal of Metallic Law, Barristers & Solicitors. Her office is based in the community of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation in Ontario.   Candice devotes her practice to the protection and assertion of Indigenous rights. She currently focuses on assisting First Nations in developing governance and economic capacity; preparing and negotiating the resolution of land claims and natural resource / revenue sharing agreements; and the implementation of Treaties. As part of this wide practice area, Candice also advises on the application of the law related to consultation and accommodation of First Nation rights and interests, fisheries, citizenship and human rights.   Candice developed an expertise in Indigenous Law through vast and diverse experience, beginning in her early years working with the Aboriginal Justice Clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia where she represented under-privileged Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system; practising as an associate with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in constitutional litigation for First Nations, including the seminal Supreme Court of Canada case, Delgamuukw v. British Columbia; acting as legal counsel to the former Indian Claims Commission, a Commission of Inquiry examining First Nation specific claims; as in-house legal counsel to the Assembly of First Nations, as counsel to the Honourable Frank Iacobucci in the “Independent Review of First Nations on Juries in Ontario,” and as legal counsel to the Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair in the investigation into the Thunder Bay Police Services Board in 2018.  

Aubrey Charette

M.A. Oxon, LL.B., B.C.L.


Aubrey Charette, a proud Algonquin and member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg in Quebec, was called to the New York Bar in 2011 and the Ontario bar in 2015. She is counsel at Metallic Law and works with Candice on a broad variety of matters for First Nation clients, from self-governance to client advisory work and civil litigation to the advancement of the resolution of specific claims. Aubrey started her legal career in New York, in the commercial litigation department of an AmLaw 100 law firm. There she developed a strong foundation in corporate and contract law, as well as civil litigation, which she now uses to advance the corporate and litigation interests of First Nation clients in Canada. Upon her return to Canada, she worked at the Specific Claims Tribunal, helping to resolve historic grievances of First Nations against the Crown, and now works directly for First Nations on matters ranging from advisory work on corporate and governance matters to civil litigation to negotiation.  Prior to law school, Aubrey received her bachelors and masters degree in economics and politics from Oxford University. She worked on economic development issues and international development for War Child Canada, the United Nations, and the Canadian federal government, and has lived in various countries in Europe, Papua New Guinea, and Turkey. She has civil and common law degrees from McGill University.


Rena Morrison

Executive Assistant

Rena Morrison, a member of Listuguj Migmaq First Nation, is a retiree from the federal public service having served 31 years. Her career experience has spanned a number of areas including Indigenous employment, children’s programs in the areas of policy, planning and development.

About Candice S. Metallic

Candice is the principal of Metallic Law. A citizen of Listuguj Mi'gmaq, she was called to the BC Bar in 1997 and the Ontario Bar in 2006.  Candice is the founder and principal of Metallic Law.
Candice S. Metallic
About Metallic Law
Founded in 2020, Metallic Law specialize in many areas of Indigenous Law with a primary focus on our overarching philosophy of Apigsituagan: Making Things Right.
Areas of Specialty
Metallic Law specializes in Specific Claims, Self-Determination and Governance, Economic Reconciliation and Human Rights.
Our Values
Metallic Law is committed to offering our clients the highest standards of service and advice and modelling Indigenous values and the Seven Universal Teachings.
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If you have a matter that requires legal services or you would like to learn more about Metallic Law, please email or call us today.  We look forward to meeting you.
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