Allan Clarke is an Ottawa-based consultant on Indigenous issues. His clients include Indigenous institutions and organizations, federal government departments, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, foundations and policy think-tanks.
Previously, he served over 30 years in the Public Service of Canada. Most recently, he held the position of Director General, Economic Research and Policy Development, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.
During his career he has had policy and program responsibility across a wide range of issues, including Indigenous languages and culture, Canada’s cultural industries, business development and financing, intellectual property and international trade.
He has also been a member of Canadian international delegations, including to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Artic Council, the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Allan serves, and has served, on a number of not-for-profit boards, including Catalyste+, the John Howard Society (Ottawa), BookNet Canada and the Association for the Export of Canadian Books.
Allan is Anishinaabe with family roots on the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve.