A Dialogue with BC's Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Jul. 12, 2023 at 11:08 a.m. PDT

Minister Murray Rankin was elected the MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head in 2020. He is the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. Murray is a lawyer with expertise in environmental, Indigenous, and public law. He holds law degrees from the University of Toronto and Harvard Law School. Before entering the provincial government, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Victoria and served from 2012 until 2019. During this period, he was appointed Justice and Attorney General critic, Health critic and also served as NDP House Leader.

Miles Richardson is the Former President of the Haida Nation and is ChairPerson of the HaiCo board of directors. He grew up among his people on Haida Gwaii, and from 1984 to 1996, he served as President of the Council of Haida Nation. Miles has advised the Government of British Columbia and First Nations in the province on how parties could begin negotiations to build a new relationship. In 2007, Mr. Richardson was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2019, Mr. Richardson was appointed as Chairperson of the HaiCo Board of Directors. Currently, Miles is the Director of the National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development at the University of Victoria.

Kareem Allam moderated the discussion. Kareem is a partner at Fairview Strategy with two decades of private and public sector experience in public affairs. Recently, Kareem successfully managed the Kevin Falcon for BC Liberal Leader Campaign and the ABC Vancouver Municipal Campaign, electing 19 out of 19 candidates, including Mayor Ken Sim. In 2023 Kareem was named #9 on Vancouver Magazine's Power 50 list. Prior to Fairview, Kareem spent the last five years in senior Indigenous Relations roles with Britco, Civeo, Trans Canada Pipelines, and a national Public Relations firm.

Subtitles available in: English