Indigenous worldviews and the Indigenomics approach with Carol Anne Hilton
Listen to this episode: Duration: 34 min.
Carol Anne Hilton is the founder of the Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics and author of Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economics Table. Her work centers on rebuilding and strengthening Indigenous economies to combat Canada’s history of oppression against them. In her work, Hilton addresses the economic impacts of this history by shaping a new space around Indigenous economics using traditional Indigenous ideas of conservation, sustainability, and well-being, concepts that are closely connected to the Earth Charter.
Questions and Topics Addressed in this Episode
- Can you share a bit about yourself and your community? What are some of your community’s current opportunities and challenges?
- Can you talk about the residential schools system for Indigenous children in Canada? When did this occur, and what did it entail?
- What are the key aspects of the educational approach of your community and the First Nations in Canada? Can you explain some examples of this, perhaps from your own experience?
- What are some of the core values underlying the Indigenous communities’ worldviews or cosmovision or more specifically, those of your community? What synergies do you see with the Earth Charter?
- Why is the inclusion and re-valuing of Indigenous worldviews and knowledge in economy and business important? How do you envision “multi-generational Indigenous wealth creation and impact”?
- You wrote a book called Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table. Can you share with us some of the key ideas in it?
- Can you share about the growing movement that you have been steering that focuses on the rebuilding and strengthening of Indigenous economies and about your work at the Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics?
Carol Anne Hilton
Indigenous worldviews and the Indigenomics approach
Who is Carol Anne Hilton?
Carol Anne Hilton, of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht nation in Canada, is working to bring Indigenous perspectives to business and create generational wealth for Indigenous communities. She is CEO and founder of the Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics and has written Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economics Table. She serves as a director of BC Digital Supercluster, the McGill University Institute for the Study of Canada, the Canadian Economic Growth Council, and the BC Emerging Economy Taskforce and is an adjunct professor at the Royal Roads University’s School of Business.