A Saskatoon man is the voice of Canada this week — at least on Twitter.
Max FineDay, the president of the University of Saskatchewan's student union, is currently running the People of Canada Twitter account.
For nearly two years, the account has been hosted by a rotating lineup of Twitter users from all walks of life, sharing stories from their corners of the country.
FineDay told CBC's Saskatoon Morning that been talking a lot about his First Nations activism and has shared stories from his family's home on the Sweetgrass First Nation.
He's also tweeted about his experiences as the president of the students' union.
Makes people curious
FineDay said he's heard from followers of the account who've been inspired to explore their own communities, based on what he's tweeted.
"That's the real beauty of this Twitter account," FineDay said. "It makes people curious and it makes people hungry for knowledge."
People have been tweeting him from as far away as Sweden and Australia, he added.
"Somebody tweeted me, 'What's the national dish of Canada? I'm coming there next week with my family.' And, you know, I retweeted and there's been people giving all these answers," FineDay said.
"It's been pretty incredible."
Some of Max FineDay's tweets:
This is the FineDay homestead, we put up a tipi last night for family friends to sleep in. This is heaven. pic.twitter.com/yKHMqHTPaG— Canuck | Max (@PeopleOfCanada) August 28, 2014
While I have this account we're going to have hard convrsatons about what its like to be #FirstNations in Cda. Its going to be uncomfortable— Canuck | Max (@PeopleOfCanada) August 26, 2014
My dream is to make playground songs, books, & games for our children as a way to rebuild #FirstNations languages.— Canuck | Max (@PeopleOfCanada) August 27, 2014