Max FineDay is a citizen of Sweetgrass First Nation and comes from proud Norwegian farmers who settled in southern Saskatchewan. He is currently Co-Executive Director of Canadian Roots Exchange, a youth-led charity providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth with opportunities to engage in reconciliation dialogues, leadership development, and educational initiatives at a local and national level.
Max, who is learning nêhiyawewin, a Cree language, has contributed to the Globe and Mail, CBC, Briarpatch, Academica, and is asked regularly to comment on reconciliation, youth, and Indigenous issues.
In 2014, CBC Saskatchewan recognized Max as one of the top 40 change makers under 40 in Saskatchewan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and has also studied in the Arctic Circle at the University of Nordland in Bodø, Norway.