Get to know the people who work or have worked for the federal government in treaty negotiation and implementation. Watch The Modern Treaty Parties: Canada series to learn more about the federal government’s role in modern treaties.
Deputy Minister Daniel Quan-Watson
Deputy Minister, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
The Deputy Minister shares why listening, hearing and understanding are the three most important things you can do in negotiations. He also talks about the federal government’s role in treaty negotiations and more.
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister Joe Wild
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
The Senior ADM explains how current policies and changes since 2015 in treaty making have changed the relationships between treaty parties for the better. He also discusses the Collaborative Process and its impact.
Former Assistant Deputy Minister Ross Pattee
Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
The former ADM shares how treaties are about relationships and working together to fulfill the obligations in the agreements. He also shares how youth can keep the work of modern treaties going in their communities and how to get involved in the federal government.
Understanding Our Treaties is an initiative of The Gordon Foundation.
This resource and the simulations have been developed in collaboration with partners.