The Northern Conversations Podcast
A conversation with Mavis Underwood from the Tsawout Nation about the pre-meeting Territorial Acknowledgement

A conversation with Mavis Underwood from the Tsawout Nation about the pre-meeting Territorial Acknowledgement

November 24, 2020

Mavis Underwood is a teacher, elder, advocate, spiritual leader and community representative from the Peninsula based Tsawout Nation. Our discussion specific to the Territorial Acknowledgement was captivating and compelling. Thank you Mavis for continuing to work and engage with Regional Industry sectors to help all of our communities. Your ongoing and consistent leadership is invaluable.

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.

 

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A conversation with Songhees Development Corporation CEO Christina Clarke about the pre-meeting Territorial Acknowledgement

A conversation with Songhees Development Corporation CEO Christina Clarke about the pre-meeting Territorial Acknowledgement

November 17, 2020

Christina Clarke, CEO of the Songhees Development Corporation, has been a strong leader and remarkable advocate for developing Industry and First Nations employment related relationships. The discussion specific to the Territorial Acknowledgement has become the proverbial bridge by which we begin meaningful reconciliation, building trust & long-term relationships. In this must listen podcast for every business person, Christina provides a sincere and passionate overview of the Territorial Acknowledgement, it’s historical context, community integration and cultural significance.

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.

 

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A conversation with MLA Adam Olsen about the pre-meeting Territorial Acknowledgement

A conversation with MLA Adam Olsen about the pre-meeting Territorial Acknowledgement

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 @ https://adamolsenmla.ca/whose-territory/ & we discuss the topic in this podcast. Thank you Adam for the invaluable education and historical context dialogue and reconciliation that is just starting for so many of us.

Business leader Barry Roy talks relationship development & trust

Business leader Barry Roy talks relationship development & trust

November 5, 2020

In this heartfelt conversation with business leader Barry Roy, we discuss the intricacies, nuances and the vital importance of developing trust and relationships with our regional First Nations communities. 

 

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Emergent Youth & Female Leadership in the First Nations Communities - a conversation with Mavis Underwood from the Tsawout First Nation

Emergent Youth & Female Leadership in the First Nations Communities - a conversation with Mavis Underwood from the Tsawout First Nation

September 21, 2020

Consider listening to Mavis Underwood - community leader, advocate and mentor - speak to how a powerful emergent force represented by Youth & Female representation is increasingly guiding local First Nations into the future.

 

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A conversation with Skeena MLA Ellis Ross - May 22nd

A conversation with Skeena MLA Ellis Ross - May 22nd

May 22, 2020

"The beginning of the middle" - we chat about:

  • how COVID has impacted his representative community in Northern BC (Skeena, Northern BC, Kitimat) 
  • what does a "new economy" look like
  • Kelly reviews the new technology based office environment

Northern BC Pipeline Politics

  • Ellis reviews what has happened specific to this issue within the last several months (rights & title, treaty negotiations)
  • what is the future?
A conversation with Skeena MLA Ellis Ross - March 4th

A conversation with Skeena MLA Ellis Ross - March 4th

March 4, 2020

"Northern Conversations" had the honour of interviewing Skeena MLA Ellis Ross  this past week. We reflected on his background & reviewed some of his principles & values that have helped develop his phenomenal leadership skills. We can't wait to chat again soon! 

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Adam Olsen - MLA Saanich North & the Islands - A conversation about Indigenous Relations in BC

Adam Olsen - MLA Saanich North & the Islands - A conversation about Indigenous Relations in BC

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. 

Highway Art Wayfinder Queen Lorrie Flemming

Highway Art Wayfinder Queen Lorrie Flemming

February 2, 2020

Listen to an inspirational conversation with Lorrie Flemming (https://artrouteblue.com/art-writer-lorrie-flemming/) and Artist, Project Manager and art educator, Michelle Loughery (https://michelleloughery.org/).

We chat about Route 66 and the emergent projects emanating from these two inspiring women aligning Indigenous peoples stories with new age digital highways and communities. 

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Michelle Loughery - Master Artist - Creative Rural Community Consultant - Creative Economy Strategist

Michelle Loughery - Master Artist - Creative Rural Community Consultant - Creative Economy Strategist

January 14, 2020

Artist, Project Manager and art educator, Michelle Loughery (https://michelleloughery.org/) has worked in the field of community public art for 30 years and has created hundreds of large-scale fine art murals and projects. Loughery approaches large-scale art without use of grid or projectors and in addition to accepting commissions for public, corporate and private murals.  

Generation two of Loughery's work offers a unique community WAYFINDER artworks digital rural employment strategies. This signature original program enlists youth and elders in the community as apprentices, and trains them in the techniques of art and digital story telling while leaving social, economic and tourism benefits behind. 

  • Listen in this podcast to our self-identified "small town coal mining girl" (based in Vernon)
  • we chat about mural & public art and how this activity changes communities , specifically in this podcast First Nations Communities
  • Michelle reviewed numerous projects that have positively impacted First Nations Youth including:
    • Premier's Artwork Charity Foundation - a charity (6 million was raised) whose revenue was directed towards trades & employment training for First Nations Youth
    • Wayfinder Public Art Project (https://michelleloughery.org/wayfinder-way-the-philosophy/) - using art to bring communities together & helping First Nations Youth learn job skills thru art and helping them stay and live in their communities
    • https://artrouteblue.com/

How to contact Michelle:

#wanderingwildartist #explorerouteblue #artistmichelleloughery #wayfinderart #Wayfinderart #Walltalk #artroutes #artrouteblue #artrouteCanada #destinationmuraltown #BIGART

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