Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Cha'an Dtut (Rena Soutar) is of Haida descent and works as reconciliation planner for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. Her portfolio includes the ambitious goal of decolonizing the Vancouver Park Board. Among other initiatives, she works intergovernmentally with local First Nations on a long-term comprehensive plan for Stanley Park. She has authored Songhees, a cultural biography of the Songhees Nation in Victoria, BC. She makes her home in Greater Vancouver with her husband and six-year-old daughter. Rena draws strength from raising a bright young girl and is reminded that helping build a world beyond colonialism means building a better future for all young ones.