According to the 2016 Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business report, Promise and Prosperity, the population of Indigenous entrepreneurs grew by 37.6% between 2001-06 and 15.6% between 2006-11, while the population of Canadian entrepreneurs overall declined by 4.4% between 2006-11. These self-employment trends, coupled with innovative economic and community development and business models created by Indigenous women in particular, are changing how businesses interact with Indigenous peoples and communities, and present opportunities for reimagining Western economic development and business models.
As Canada continues to struggle with decolonization, it is important to consider how we move forward together in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment. Emphasizing Indigenous communities’ and peoples’ knowledge and experiences both within and outside the economy is an essential part of truth and reconciliation, and also of constructing a vision of our shared future.
Join us as Carol Anne Hilton, CEO, Transformation International and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute, and Devon Fiddler, Owner and Chief Changemaker, SheNative Goods Inc., share their successes and challenges in navigating the economy as Indigenous women, and their views on where we might go from here.
This event is hosted by the Institute for Gender and the Economy at Rotman.
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Place: Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management, UofT
Please register here.