Michael and Merrell-Ann sit down with Chief Commissioner Manny Jules from the First Nations Tax Commission to discuss how taxes play a role in reconciliation. Manny explains why he embraces the word “tax” and talks about how the Chinook word “taksis” dates back hundreds of years.
This special live-taped episode of Porcupine Podcast features water experts Eric-Lorne Blais, Kerry-Ann Charles, and Natasha Overduin. These three take on difficult questions about Water and Reconciliation in front of a live audience at the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) 2019 Conference.
Merrell-Ann and Michael continue their discussion about government to government reconciliation with former Premier of the Yukon and author of Hunting the Northern Character, Tony Penikett.
Today, author and former Premier of the Yukon Tony Penikett talks about reconciliation within and between governments.
He discusses his new book, Hunting the Northern Character, and touches on where Canada’s been, where it’s going, and how northern governments have approached these issues.
Reconciliation isn’t just about learning about each other’s values because both cultures have values towards land, but it’s also about sharing the wealth of the land, the resources of the land. In this episode Merrell-Ann and Michael discuss reconciliation with three elders: Rodney Burns, Stan McKay, and Garry McLean. They attempt to define the concept of reconciliation and talk about their concerns, fears, and hopes for the future.