Panellists will focus on the challenges and opportunities of reconciliation; such as how does reconciliation of past wrongs help us as Canadians? How do we ensure a positive outcome from the process of reconciliation? Does a focus on the past hold us back or open the road ahead?
Max FineDay is a citizen of Sweetgrass First Nation and is currently serving as Co-Executive Director of Canadian Roots Exchange, a national non-profit providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth with opportunities to engage in reconciliation dialogues, leadership development, and educational initiatives at a local and national level.
His past work has involved youth leadership development, speaking on theories of change making, and increasing accessibility of post-secondary education for traditionally underrepresented communities. For his contributions in these areas Max was recognized as one of the top 40 change makers under 40 in Saskatchewan from CBC Saskatchewan in 2014.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and has also studied in the Arctic Circle at the University of Nordland in Bodø, Norway.