Founder JP Gladu brings rich experience, a broad network, and unique insights to bear for his clients. What often stands in the way of moving forward for the Indigenous and non-Indigenous business communities is a viable bridge. Mokwateh has the expertise to build it.

It is with this spirit of bringing past, present, and future wisdom to the table that Mokwateh is accomplished at creating innovative partnerships and solutions. At guiding consensus building. And at breaking down barriers to reveal equitable opportunities.


Here’s how we can work together.
Mokwateh helps clients write the new rules to success through:


Strategic Leadership

For organizations seeking a partner in Indigenous engagement and inclusion


Economic Partnerships

For organizations pursuing business development and investment or capital opportunities


Indigenous Economic

Well-rounded support for Indigenous-owned Business

Also Offering

Speaking Engagements | Special Projects | Conversation Packs

Founder & Principal, Jean Paul (JP) Gladu

JP is a respected national Indigenous business leader whose experience has seen him facilitate countless conversations and relationships around the world. His calling cards are integrity, collaboration, and elevating strategies to new levels of impact.

JP served as the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) from 2012 to 2020. His career path includes work with Aboriginal communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry in all shapes and sizes, and governments alike. He has over 25 years of experience in the natural resource sector but thrives under any opportunity to enrich shared economic prosperity.

Currently, JP serves on the Board of Mikisew Group of Companies, Noront Resources, and Social Awareness Group Inc. as the Senior Indigenous Business Advisor. He is also a member of the Task Force for a Resilient Recovery as well as the Energy Future Forum (EFF). He was appointed as the Chancellor of St. Paul’s University College Waterloo in 2017.

Learn more about JP’s Indigenous Leadership experience

I have known JP for many years and have been very impressed with his broad knowledge of the country, deep passion for Indigenous people and his creative and intelligent approach to challenges and opportunities. His open and honest style and great communication skills makes him an amazing advocate for getting results.

— Mark Little, President and CEO Suncor

I’ve been at the front of the room with JP on a number of occasions both domestically and on the international stage. He is a natural leader who can command an audience and clearly articulate the most salient issues. JP is a true asset not only to our Indigenous people, but to the country.

— Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of Indspire

There are Canadians who know exactly who they are and what their purpose is. JP is one of those exemplary champions for Indigenous economic empowerment. His tenacity and passion for achieving good for all of Canada is exactly what this country is built on and what we need to succeed.

— The Right Honourable Paul Martin

JP’s humble approach to collaboration brings out the best in people and organizations which have led to extraordinary results as can be seen in his work nationally. He guides himself with integrity and his energy for a stronger country is inspiring.

— Phil Fontaine, former three-term National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations