Innes is a partner at Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP, a leading Canadian law firm practicing in the areas of indigenous and environmental law. He represents and advises indigenous communities across the North on land and resource management issues, including the establishment of new national parks and other protected areas. From 2005 to 2011, Innes led collaborative conservation efforts involving First Nations, environmental and industry partners across the Boreal region as the Executive Director of the Canadian Boreal Initiative.
From 1992 to 2002, Innes was the director of Lands and Resources for the Innu Nation and played a leading role in establishing the Innu Environment Office and the development of the Innu Guardians programs. Innes holds a law degree from the University of Victoria, a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, and is a graduate of McMaster University’s Arts & Science Programme.