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Dan Pujdak has over a decade of experience in public policy and public affairs. Before joining the Public Policy Forum, he served as Director of Policy to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs.
He previously served as the Senior Advisor for Strategic Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs to the Chiefs of Ontario, where he co-negotiated a political accord between the Government of Ontario and First Nations in Ontario and represented Chiefs of Ontario on the bi-national Great Lakes Executive Committee.
Dan’s career has focused on advancing reconciliation through inclusive policy and regulatory regimes. His policy work has focused on self-determination, governance, northern affairs, fisheries, and natural resources.
Dan holds a masters degree in marine management from Dalhousie University. He is originally from Long Island, New York. He is a proud fan of the New York Mets.