Staff Team

Paul Paterson

Paul has worked for over 20 years with Indigenous groups across Canada, primarily in the world of Aboriginal Rights and Title. Paul’s career in the complex world of Aboriginal rights and title began in 1993, working for the Council of the Haida Nation on contract to manage their sports fish management program. Since that time his career has included four years as a Provincial Treaty Negotiator, 12 years as a Federal Treaty Negotiator and several years consulting with First Nations in the areas of capacity building, negotiating resource development arrangements, treaty, governance, and community development. He’s worked independently on behalf of First Nation clients throughout BC since leaving the federal government in early 2014, including serving as lead treaty negotiator for Gitga’at and, since February of 2017, taking on the role of CEO of the Gitga’at Development Corporation.