Episode 17: Economic Reconciliation and the Songhees First Nation's Future, with Christina Clarke and Murray Rankin
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Matt and Jeremy welcome to the show Christina Clarke (CEO of the Songhees Development Corporation) and Hon. Murray Rankin (MLA and Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation) for a frank discussion about the past, present, and future of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples. The main theme of the conversation is "economic reconciliation," and specifically the hopes, vision, and aspirations that the Songhees First Nation has established for an equitable and prosperous future. The conversation includes illuminating discussions on the removal of the John A. MacDonald statue from Victoria's city hall, the role of local governments in pursuing reconciliation, Indigenous tourism (including the Songhees' Martine Trails program), the potential for Lekwungen language instruction, and much more.