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 (MSR) 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 as the MSR 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 recently concluded acting as MSR dealing with the Gottfriedson class action against Canada regarding residential schools. Tom authored the authoritative Aboriginal Law, Fifth Edition. His published works have been cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada and other courts. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada and numerous other courts and tribunals across Canada. Calls to the Bar: Alberta, 2006; Northwest Territories, 2003; Nunavut, 2003; British Columbia, 2001; New Brunswick, 2001–07; Yukon, 2010.