Supporting Indigenous Initiatives


Daniel J. Brant & Associates has been built from over 30 years experience working with First Nations across Canada at all levels, from the executive, to directly in the communities. First and foremost, our priority is to serve the First Nations communities.

Our team has a wide range of knowledge and expertise that includes:


Helping to build strong governance models, through organizations that know their objectives, their responsibilities, and their accountability to their members.


Identifying priorities and the strategic sequences in order to reach your organizational goals most effectively, considering the vast array of risks, opportunities and available inputs.


Through policy development and value-centred guidelines, we work with clients to clarify the framework of organizations, departments, and build policies that support the organizations values and goals. 


Our experience in academic, professional and social research allows us to gather significant knowledge to inform our work. We have strong skills in obtaining qualitative and quantitative data, as well as mining the historical and academic research.



Communities grow when we invest in them. Working with clients, we draw on examples from across the country and internationally to inspire ways of engaging the community and address your priorities.



Drawing on business acumen and experience across the country, we are focused on building opportunities for communities that line up with  values and the community’s objectives.


We can undertake a technical review of most facilities and provide a report for improvement or renovations that may be necessary. We further provide a budget and remediation of any special issue on what renovations may cost. 



This involves looking at all aspects of a community and facilitate a look into the future of what the citizens of that community want for their future. Assessing the priorities and developing plans for implementation is the product of a CCP. The most important part of the process is to ensure that the community sees it as their plan. 



Major projects and major changes always carry an impact of some description. Through an impact analysis, we can determine the type and scope of any impact. It is only through a detailed analysis that a determination can be made of the mitigation or investment measures that need to be undertaken. 

Core Team

Dan's consulting experience in his own firm includes an associate relationship with Coopers & Lybrand prior to their amalgamation with Price Waterhouse Coopers. Most recently, he served as the CAO of his home community for near 5 years and was involved in the heart of community issues. He has also served as CEO with several First Nations organizations including the Assembly of First Nations and the National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association, and held senior leadership positions within First Nations Communities. 

He holds two Masters degrees (Engineering and Public Administration) and a PhD (abd) in First Nations governance. 

Dan Brant

Catherine brings a strong approach to community organizational development with her background in law and public policy. Her experience as a litigator in liability and indigenous law has given her extensive experience analyzing the merits of facts against the relevant legal, regulatory and social criteria. Her approach focuses on governance models, regulatory frameworks, policy implications and community and social impacts.

She holds a Masters in Public Administration, and a Law degree (admitted to Quebec bar.)

Catherine Irwin-Gibson

Brad has nine years of experience working for Aboriginal firms, and has a strong background in government policy, research, and communications. His work experience spans the private, governmental, non-profit, information technology, and charitable sectors. Brad has a strong background in First Nations governance.

He holds a BA (hons) in Political Science and a Masters in International Conflict Management And Conflict Resolution.

Brad Greyeyes-Brant


Daniel J Brant & Associates has operated in the past under the name “First Nations Consultants” and has operated a consulting firm since the mid-1980’s. During this time, First Nations Consultants was associated for four years with the Coopers & Lybrand Management division, who eventually merged with Price Waterhouse, becoming the current Price Waterhouse Coopers. Daniel J Brant was the principal during this entire development and accordingly, undertook assignments in all parts of the country

 Past Clients and Work

A partial list of work undertaken for selected clients from 1982 to present

  •  First Nations Health Authority – Technical Services Analysis
  • Blood Tribe – Organizational review
  • Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte - Traditional territory review.
  • Mohawks of Akwesasne – Manufactured Housing Feasibility Study
  • Wagmatcook FN – Technical Analysis of the structure of the on-reserve School
  • Mohawks of Kanawake – Feasibility of a Hotel on reserve 
  • Kaboni Coffee Shop – Feasibility study
  • Matawa Education Authority – Early Childhood Education review
  • Nishnabe Aski Nation - Backgrounder on Educational Rights of the NAN
  • Uashat Mak Mani Utenam, Innu Nation - Traditional territories land claims review.
  • Fort Nelson FN – Organizational review
  • Mississaugi FN – Comprehensive Community Plan
  • FSIN – Financial Impact of Signatories to Treaties
  • Resitgouche FN – Waterfront Development Plan
  • Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte – Housing Review
  • First Nations Financial Management Board – Advisor
  • National Friendship Centers Association – Self Determination Study
  • First Nations Finance Authority – Organization of a Conference
  • Kanestake – Treatment Centre Feasibility
  • Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council - Housing Authority Feasibility Study
  • Sipekne'katik FN - Housing Authority Feasibility Study
  • Curve Lake FN - Comprehensive School Evaluation
  • Tipi Moza - Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Feasibility Study

First Nation owned and operated

(like, it's actually run from the rez, not just a reserve address.)

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166N Johnson Lane Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON K0K 1X0

613 724 8300 | contact@dbrant.ca