South Island Prosperity’s Podcast

A culture of economic collaboration: in conversation with Songhees Nation’s Christina Clarke

April 6, 2017

Christina Clarke is the Executive Director of the Songhees Nation, whose territorial homeland is the South Island Region. She's been serving the Nation for four years in her current position, and a further 22 years in other professional capacities. 

The Songhees Nation was among the first members of the South Island Prosperity Project. In speaking with Clarke, we began to understand how South Island's mandate for collaborative economic growth aligned perfectly with the Songhees' culture of 'creating a larger economic pie and enriching everyone together.'

In our conversation, we discussed the Songhees' philosophy toward business, reinvesting in youth, and how their innovative Wellness Centre has ushered in a new era of economic growth.