George E. Lafond’s professional life has been shaped by four decades of a successful public service career, as a trusted advisor to the Federal, Provincial, Civic and Tribal Governments. The experience he has gained through this career has been sought out by private and public companies, to create community-based partnerships that promote positive outcomes and results for Indigenous peoples in education and employment. This advice concerns a complex array of legal and cultural issues that must give strategic direction to collaborative partnerships that support mutual benefits between the partners. George E. Lafond is a Cree citizen of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation who has served as a Tribal Leader to the Saskatoon Tribal Council and as Saskatchewan’s Treaty Commissioner. Currently, he serves on numerous boards of For-Profit and Non-Profit organizations.