Max FineDay - Co-Executive Director, Canadian Roots Exchange
"I was fresh out of high school when I moved to New Zealand. While making my way around the country, I heard a familiar history of colonization, but also saw New Zealanders on a path toward reconciliation. I saw Maori represented in workforces, and around the cabinet table. I saw non-Indigenous people making an effort to learn Indigenous language and culture, and listening to Indigenous voices. It gave me hope, ideas and, most importantly, inspiration about what could be accomplished in my home province, and across Canada. I returned with an understanding that we can, and must, do better."