Peter Havlik, a founding partner of Havlik Metcs Limited, has worked with First Nations in many capacities since 1988. He is widely known and respected for his work in treaty and aboriginal rights research and advocacy, First Nations governance, treaty implementation, claims preparation, trust development, consultation management and litigation support.
Peter has been directly involved in the successful conclusion of specific claim settlements and other agreements involving over $500 million in revenues to client First Nations in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Among many other agreements, he has successfully negotiated multi-party deals on collaborative management of parks, collaborative management of wildlife, strategic land and resource planning, and government-to-government protocols.
In recent years, Peter has applied his knowledge and experience to HML’s pioneering efforts to develop and implement sound business models for First Nations’ equity participation and partnership in major industrial projects.
Peter is currently representing clients as lead negotiator in several specific claim settlement negotiations, and serves as the Director of Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research for the Lesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council. He also directs Havlik Metcs’ historical research program which carries out ongoing specific claims research and writing services for numerous First Nations across Northern Alberta and Northern British Columbia.
- University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts – Political Science – Honours