Sharing our Stories

We podcast, we share our words and written stories and we converse with others; we welcome you to join the conversations.

SFU CED Public Lecture June 20, noon PT
Step into the River: A Framework for Economic Reconciliation

Sxwpilemaát Siyám (Chief Leanne Joe) a Hereditary Chief of the Squamish Nation and formative storyteller and co-author Lily Raphael are sharing a path for economic reconciliation with the launch of Step Into the River: A Framework for Economic Reconciliation.

Watch the SFU CED Public Lecture and launch of Step into the River here.

Download the document here: Step into the River: A Framework for Economic Reconciliation

Vancouver Economic Commission Report
June 21, 2022

Indigenous Peoples Day: 22 Leaders, Knowledge-Keepers and Trailblazers to Watch

Sxwpilemaát Siyám (Chief Leanne Joe) a Hereditary Chief of the Squamish Nation and Transformative Storyteller has been identified as "one to watch" by the Vancouver Economic Commission. Noted for being "passionately committed to building self-reliance, resilience and tools to build a broad, systems thinking and storytelling-based framework for reconciliation", she is honored to be included in the list of people described as "Indigenous leaders in the community who work daily to increase the visibility and inclusion of Indigenous individuals and businesses, smash stereotypes, build wealth and prosperity for Indigenous communities, and educate people about the rich cultural traditions and storied history of local Nations".

Read about them all here

Interview: How to Build Good Relations with Indigenous Peoples

By Embedding Project with Chief Leanne Joe
May 10th, 2022

Embedding Project "interviewed Sxwpilemaát Siyám, also known as Chief Leanne Joe, a Hereditary Chief of the Squamish Nation in British Columbia, to learn more about her perspectives on building positive and mutually beneficial relationships between businesses and Indigenous Peoples." Read the story here.


Economic Reconciliation Webinar with our friends at CANDO

2:00PM PT / 3:00PM MT / 4:00PM CT / 5:00PM ET

How do businesses take action towards economic reconciliation that goes beyond checking a box? Join Sxwpilemaát Siyám (Chief Leanne Joe, Squamish Nation) for a session where she will discuss the learnings and content of the Economic Reconciliation Framework in BC, based on convenings with Indigenous thought leaders and community economic development practitioners from across the province.

Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of what transformative economic reconciliation looks like, and invitations for how businesses and individuals can commit to this journey of economic reconciliation. Following a presentation of the framework there will be some small-group discussions and a Q&A period.

Register today!

Podcast: Everyday Reconciliation

Join host Elin Miller as she interviews Sxwpilemaát Siyám (Chief Leanne Joe, Squamish), Transformative Storyteller for Economic Reconciliation, on the podcast "Everyday Reconciliation". 

Listen here.

"On this episode of Everyday Reconciliation, host Elin Miller speaks with Chief Leanne Joe, Transformative Storyteller for Economic Reconciliation with Simon Fraser University and one of sixteen hereditary chiefs of the Squamish First Nation about why economic reconciliation is hard to define, and why every Canadian should care about it."