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6:30pm – 9:00pm , Tuesday, December 3
Location: The Car Shop at Bayview Place in Vic West
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Carol Anne Hilton Carol Anne
Meaghan Champion Meaghan
Ainjil Hunt Ainjil
Jacqueline Quinless Jacqueline
Ana Maria Peredo
Ana Maria

Carol Anne HiltonWhat can we learn from indigenous economies that prospered for thousands of years and what wisdom can we apply in solving modern crises? `Indigenomics’ is a phrase coined by Carol Anne Hilton, a First Nations person of Nuu chah nulth descent. Indigenomics is about understanding and exploring the Indigenous ways of being, the contrasts with modern economics and traditional systems and outlining characteristics of emerging ecological business models. Indigenomics is a modern expression of Indigenous existence. As we can see in Canada, the tension of this expression plays out daily through the legal and business relationship between First Nations, government and corporations. Indigenomics outlines the current and historical context, the shifting influences, the continuum of thought processes and lays out the invitation to participate in a new economy that includes Indigenous ways of being.

Indigenomics welcomes you to an Indigenous worldview. It is a place to wonder, a means to converse on the ancient and modern. It brings to the forefront human values and practice. Indigenomics converges upon the Canadian context and the shifting influence of First Nations. It invites dialogue, and thought provoking insight into possibility of the Indigenous relationship both in Canada and beyond. It explores the pathway to the threshold of the indigenous relationship and modern economics. It calls on the commonality of the emerging new economy. It examines place based values as a starting point to understanding worldview.

Indigenomics is about honoring the powerful thinking of Indigenous wisdom of local economy, relationship and human values in the modern context. Indigenomics questions the reality of current thinking while examining the pathway of where we have collectively come from and where we are going as humanity. Indigenomics likens the characteristics of gold rush thinking with modern economy. It examines how to build the characteristics of accountability and reciprocity. The time is now. The opportunity is here to influence reality of the new economy. Indigenomics asks what values will take us there? What can be learned along the way through seeking wisdom in new business models.