Improving Indigenous communications one story at a time.

  • Digital publishing for emerging Indigenous writers;
  • Journalism, media & diversity training;
  • Coaching & mentoring;
  • Editing;
  • Speech writing & coaching;
  • Communications consulting.

An online, not-for-profit, sole proprietorship promoting Indigenous communications.


Dan David is Cornplanter Consulting.

  • Dan is Bear Clan Mohawk, an award-winning journalist, writer, media trainer, teacher and storyteller.
  • For 25 years, he bounced around CBC (TV and Radio news), TVOntario, VISION-TV, and APTN News as the Director of News.
  • He was the Chair of Diversity and taught radio at Ryerson School of Journalism.
  • Dan has trained journalists across Canada, in South Asia, South Africa, and the Middle East.

 “This is something I’ve probably been preparing for all my life.”


Recent Activities:

  • Award Jurist – Canadian Association of Journalism (CAJ)
  • TV Journalism Workshop – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, APTN National News
  • “So You Want to Write” – Free six-week writing workshops for Kanehsatake
  • Board of Directors – Quebec Writers Federation (QWF)
  • Developing Diversity Workshop – Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)
  • Created two blog sites:
    • Kanehsatake Writes (featuring Kanehsatake:ronon creations)
    • Article 31 (a global blog site featuring Indigenous writers of Canada)
  • Re-launched personal writing blog as Shmohawk 3.0
  • Writing a novel (working title: “The Garden of Wishful Thinking”)