In October 2019, the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its 50th Anniversary Convention in Ottawa.
Michael Etherington, Indigenous relations consultant, spoke about the similarities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, and how they can overcome historical obstacles and work together for the common good of all.
Michael grew up in poverty and saw many social issues such as addictions, violence and suicide impact his family and community. However, his family instilled within him a strong belief to being a leader for change and the story you define for yourself . Direct lived experience allowed Michael’s capabilities to embody compassion, empathy and a strong resiliency.