November 15, 2020
As someone who chairs and/or leads business meetings on a regular basis, I have been encouraged and challenged to begin meetings with a First Nations Territorial Acknowledgement. It's been a fascinating, earnest & unexpected journey of self-awareness and personal reconciliation. I have sought guidance and understanding from regional First Nations leaders and have recorded these discussions to help broaden the dialogue & conversation amongst business community colleagues.
Saanich North & the Islands MLA Adam Olsen and I have had numerous private and public conversations over the last 18 months specific to the Territorial Acknowledgement background and reasoning. Adam wrote about this issue in his blog at:
Thank you Adam for the invaluable education and historical context dialogue and reconciliation that is just starting for so many of us.
February 7, 2020
We chat with Adam Olsen, MLA Saanich North & the Islands, Interim Green Party Leader, and have a great conversation about Indigenous Relations in BC.