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Taking a Seat at the Economic Table

by (author) Carol Anne Hilton

New Society Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Economic Development, Indigenous Studies, Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, Native American Studies
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
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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.


  • WINNER | 2022 First Nations Community Reads Awards
  • SILVER | 2022 Nautilus Book Awards - World Cultures' Transformational Growth & Development
  • SHORTLISTED | 2021 Donner Prize

About the author

Carol Anne Hilton is founder of the Indigenomics Institute and an advisor to business, governments, and First Nations. She is a Hesquiaht woman of Nuu-chah-nulth descent from the west coast of Vancouver Island. She holds an MBA and comes from 10,000 years of the potlatch tradition. She lives in Victoria, BC.

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  • Runner-up, Nautilus Book Awards
  • Short-listed, First Nations Community Reads Award
  • Short-listed, Donner Prize