Paul L.A.H Chartrand’s long professional career has focused upon laws and policies of states respecting Indigenous Peoples, and has included numerous publications, various university appointments in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, and administrative appointments in universities and colleges.
At DD West, Paul assists with the resolution of all matters relating to the laws and policies that impact the aspirations and rights of Indigenous peoples and the promotion of the Treaty Relationship with Canada.
Paul has a lengthy record of public service and providing advice to Indigenous organization in Canada and at the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of American States. He served on several high-profile advisory bodies, including Canada’s Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and Manitoba’s Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission. He was an advisor during the First Ministers Conferences on Aboriginal Constitutional Reform of the 1980s and participated in the lengthy deliberations on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that was adopted in 2007.