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Reconciliation can’t happen without reclamation of land, argues Max FineDay – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202023 Views

‘In our rush to reconciliation, so often we turn away from truth,’ says the young Indigenous leader

Jan 20, 2020

Max FineDay is not yet 30 years old, but he’s making his mark as he travels across the country talking about reconciliation to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

He’s a nêhiyaw napew from the Sweetgrass First Nation in Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory and the executive director of Canada Roots Exchange — a national Indigenous youth-led charity empowering youth to shape the future of truth and reconciliation in this country. His goal is to clear a path for Indigenous youth to set their sights high and to achieve economic and personal success.

“I tell stories to people who haven’t seen what I’ve seen so that they can be called to do something, called to learn, called to change their behaviour,” he said in a lecture at Vancouver Island University, as part of the fifth annual Indigenous Speaker Series in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/reconciliation-can-t-happen-without-reclamation-of-land-argues-max-fineday-1.5430069

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