Cliff has thirty-two years in senior management with federal and provincial governments. As Assistant Deputy Minister in Saskatchewan, Cliff held portfolios in Municipal Affairs, Resource Development (Forestry, Fishing, Minerals), Economic Development and Uranium Mining. He spent several years as Indian Affairs District Manager in Saskatchewan. Twenty-two years in the Alberta Government, he moved up to Deputy Minister Level and specialized in Aboriginal affairs, economic development strategies, constitutional issues and negotiation of Treaty Land Entitlements. Cliff played a key support role in developing consultation policies both at Treaty 8 and the First Nations level. Cliff has facilitated Community Workshops on government roles on the licensing process (i.e. mineral lease maps and Public Land Sales and Tenure). He now consults and facilitates workshops on strategic planning and economic opportunities leading to business development for First Nations and Metis; Consultation Policies and Practices; Aboriginal historical and cultural awareness for both Aboriginal communities and industry developers to strengthen relationships.