Shoshanna is a member of English River First Nation, a Dene community located in Treaty 10 in northern Saskatchewan. She is an associate lawyer with TDS-Saskatoon who practices Aboriginal, labour and employment and intellectual property law, with a focus on negotiation, consultation, and governance for Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments and organizations.
Shoshanna has acted primarily for First Nation governments and their organizations in developing and implementing their own laws and policies, including land codes pursuant to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management Act or personnel policies, including respectful workplace policies. Shoshanna has also worked on the negotiation and litigation of specific claims, as well as human rights and unjust dismissal disputes under the Canada Labour Code. Shoshanna also helps Canadian museums and arts organizations navigate complex issues related to reconciliation.
In addition to her practice, Shoshanna has taught on topics related to Indigenous land management and economic development at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law as well as the University of Saskatchewan’s Kanawayihetaytan Askiy program. She also recently contributed a chapter entitled First Nation Estates under the Indian Act in Drafting Wills in Canada: A Lawyer’s Practical Guide (3rd Edition).
JD – Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, 2014.
BA – University of British Columbia, 2007.
Board of Directors, Art Gallery of Saskatchewan (Remai Modern)
Committee Member, Indigenous Intellectual Property Committee, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Intellectual Property and Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Expressions: Grants Available to Foster Development and Inclusiveness
The Indigenous Intellectual Property Program (“IIPP”) is a program run by the… Learn More
Whitecap Dakota Nation’s Self-Government Treaty – Promotion of Indigenous Language and Culture in Focus Webinar with TDS lawyer Shoshanna Paul
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET… Learn More
FICPI Forum Session: IP, TK, TCEs, and GRs – How to Deal with and Balance their Interoperability? with TDS Lawyer Shoshanna Paul
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Location:… Learn More
Law Society of Saskatchewan Seminar – Common (and Uncommon) Issues in Estate Planning with TDS Lawyer Shoshanna Paul
Date: June 6, 2023 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST Location:… Learn More