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Canusa Street Episode 30: Diving into the Deep End of the Columbia River

May 9, 2022

For hundreds of years, the Columbia River has served as a major resource for First Nations and Indigenous communities in the Columbia Basin. As Canada and the United States renegotiate the treaty that governs usage of the River, Indigenous participation and representation in the process is paramount. This week on Canusa Street, Scotty and Chris are joined by Nathan Matthew, Secwépemc representative to the Columbia River Treaty negotiations.


Nathan Matthew Headshot

Nathan Matthew

Secwépemc Nation Representative to the Columbia River Treaty negotiations


Chris Sands

Christopher Sands

Director, Canada Institute
Maryscott Greenwood Profile Photo

Maryscott "Scotty" Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian American Business Council

Canada Institute

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