Robert Watts

Public Service (2014)

“My success is attributable to a loving and supportive family, wonderful mentors and colleagues,
and Elders who taught me to treat all people with dignity and respect.”

robertwatts_res2A graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and fellow at the Harvard Law School, Robert Watts has been involved in Indigenous issues for more than 30 years. Currently, he is an adjunct professor and fellow at Queens University in the School of Policy Studies, works on the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s sitting process, and is a member of the Leadership Council to McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development Relations. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and past Interim Executive Director of the Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He has taught, debated and lectured at a number of universities in Canada and the United States and at the Canada School of Public Service.