Paul L.A.H. Chartrand is currently senior counsel at Boudreau Law in Winnipeg, a firm specializing in Aboriginal law. He retired in 2009 from a university career specializing in the law and policy of states relating to indigenous peoples. The author of nearly 60 publications, he has held academic appointments at universities in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Recent appointments include Visiting Scholar at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia (2007-2008) and tenured Professor of Law at the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan (2002-2008).
He served as a Commissioner on the federal Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), the Manitoba Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission (AJIC), and as a founding director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.
Paul has advised indigenous peoples’ organizations and governments including AFN, MNC and CAP. He was a senior advisor in the First Ministers’ Conferences on Aboriginal Constitutional Reform in the 1980s and represented and advised indigenous organisations at the United Nations and OAS from mid 1980s to 2007. He also advised indigenous organisations in Australia and New Zealand.