Thomas (Tom) Isaac is a nationally recognized authority in the area of Aboriginal law, advising business and government clients across Canada on Aboriginal legal matters and related environmental assessments, negotiations and regulatory and constitutional issues. Tom has served as the Minister’s Special Representative to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs regarding a Section 35 Métis Rights and Reconciliation Framework and a reconciliation approach for the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Manitoba Métis Federation v. Canada and is currently serving as the Ministerial Special Representative to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs and the Premier of the Northwest Territories regarding the Akaitcho Dene and NWT Métis Nation negotiations in the Northwest Territories. Tom has authored numerous articles and books, including the authoritative Aboriginal Law, Fifth Edition. His published works have been cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and other courts. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada. Calls to the Bar: Alberta, 2006; Northwest Territories, 2003; Nunavut, 2003; British Columbia, 2001; New Brunswick, 2001–07; and Yukon, 2010.