R. Martin Bayer is a member of the Aundeck Omni-Kaning First Nation on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. He has been practicing aboriginal law for twenty-six (26) years and is based in Sudbury, Ontario. Martin practices primarily in the area of aboriginal law and provides advice to many First Nations, First Nation corporations, mining companies and other resource development companies, on a broad range of aboriginal legal issues. Martin acts for a number of First Nations in relation to various matters, including land claim negotiations, self-government negotiations, negotiations with respect to exploration and mining projects within their traditional territories and Indian Act and other matters. Martin acts as the Chief Negotiator for the Anishinabek Nation (Union of Ontario Indians), representing 39 First Nations in Ontario in negotiations with Canada and reached a major self-government agreement in the area of governance. He was the Chief Negotiator for the Anishinabek Nation in the negotiation of a forestry agreement with Ontario that would provide greater economic benefits to First Nations from the forest industry in Ontario. He also continues to represent a First Nation to settle a major land claim deal.