The Modern Treaty Implementation Research Project has five theme areas, which were identified by the LCAC and its members. Principal Investigator, Dr. Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, is affiliated with Carleton University and hosted within the Tłı̨chǫ Government in Yellowknife, NT. She is responsible for the overall intellectual and administrative direction of the project. Each theme is co-led by an academic and an LCAC member representative. Theme co-leads select and support research projects in their areas.
- Indigenous Relationships to Land (Dr. John B. Zoe, Tłı̨chǫ Government and Dr. Hayden King, Ryerson University)
- Intergovernmental Relations and Multilevel Governance (Dr. Adam Perry and Bobby Clark, Nisga’a Lisims Government and Dr. Martin Papillon, Université de Montréal)
- Treaty Financing and Fiscal Relationships (Matt Mehaffey, Carcross/Tagish First Nation and Dr. Frances Abele, Carleton University)
- Implementation Evaluation and Socio-Economic Impacts (Alastair Campbell, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Dr. Thierry Rodon, Université Laval)
- Indigenous and Settler Legal Systems (Jessica Orkin and Dr. Kim Stanton, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and Dr. Janna Promislow, Thompson Rivers University)