Taking a Seat at the Economic Table
Igniting the $100 billion Indigenous economy
It is time. It is time to increase the visibility, role, and responsibility of the emerging modern Indigenous economy and the people involved. This is the foundation for economic reconciliation. This is Indigenomics.
Indigenomics lays out the tenets of the emerging Indigenous economy, built around relationships, multigenerational stewardship of resources, and care for all. Highlights include:
- The ongoing power shift and rise of the modern Indigenous economy
- Voices of leading Indigenous business leaders
- The unfolding story in the law courts that is testing Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples
- Exposure of the false media narrative of Indigenous dependency
- A new narrative, rooted in the reality on the ground, that Indigenous peoples are economic powerhouses
- On the ground examples of the emerging Indigenous economy.
Indigenomics calls for a new model of development, one that advances Indigenous self-determination, collective well-being, and reconciliation. This is vital reading for business leaders and entrepreneurs, Indigenous organizations and nations, governments and policymakers, and economists.
About this Author
Carol Anne Hilton, MBA, is founder of the Indigenomics Institute, which is focused on the economic empowerment of Indigenous peoples to design their own futures and fully realize the potential of the emerging Indigenous economy. She is a Hesquiaht woman of Nuu chah nulth descent from the west coast of Vancouver Island and is from the house of Mam'aayutch, a chief's house, a name which means "on the edge." Hilton is the first generation out of Canadian residential schools, fifth generation since the existence of the Indian Act, and comes from over 10,000 years of the potlatch tradition of giving and demonstration of wealth and relationship. She is deeply connected to focusing on building a collective reality that centers Indigenous peoples in social and cultural well-being and economic empowerment today and is leading the evolution of Canada's $100 billion Indigenous economy. An advisor to governments, business, and First Nations, she lives in Victoria, BC. indigenomicsinstitute.com
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