Don Patrick Martin is a resident and family member of Listuguj.
He was educated at the Indian Day School and Secondary, Campbellton New Brunswick, Chateauguay & Listuguj Quebec. He continued his education at the Ganienkeh Indian Project, Native Law and Philosophy, Eagle Bay New York, White Roots Of Peace Traveling Collage, Hogansburgh New York. He studied Dispute Resolution and Communications, Atlanta Georgia, Montreal Quebec, Public Relations/Communications, Montreal Quebec. He pursued his love of music by studying classical piano performance in Montreal, Quebec.
His work history as a consultant includes: Advising and informing First Nation Communities and Organizations as to developing and implementing culturally based governing institutions. Specializing in drafting and implementing First Nation Constitutions, Legislation, Policies and Communication systems. Advising industry/government as to developing effective culturally based communication strategies. Between 1993 and 2009, he worked as a Talk Show Host in Montreal and Kahnawake.
From 1991-1993 Don was part of the First Nation Permanent Delegation, Den-Hague, Netherlands, as a Political and Cultural Attache. His duties included Lecturer to Secondary Schools and Universities on First Nation Law and philosophy including Universite de Paris and Rotterdam University of Law and Economics, Universities in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Luxemburgh. He acted as liaison between the European community and First Nations.
Don is fluent in English, Mikmaq, Iroquois, and French.