“After spending 27 years with the Songhees Nation, serving as senior finance manager, executive director and finally as inaugural CEO of the Songhees Development Corporation, Christina Clarke has learned that new doors open when she follows her passion.
As someone who is proud of her NunatuKavut (Inuit Métis) and Irish-Canadian ancestry, she explains that she didn’t get to grow up in her Indigenous culture. But when a position came available with the Songhees Nation, she saw a chance to learn more about her Indigenous heritage.
That initial welcome from the Songhees was instrumental; Clarke soon learned how much we all have to gain by opening ourselves up to an Indigenous world view and collaborating for a better future. When another position came up at the new Indigenous Prosperity Centre, Clarke saw an opportunity to use the skills and knowledge she had developed — while continuing to grow.”