Full video: An in-depth conversation with Carol Anne Hilton, author of Indigenomics
Why It Matters
COVID-19 is a health and social crisis, but it’s also an economic crisis. With record high unemployment and poverty rates, and all of this unfolding along gender, race, and other socioeconomic lines, many agree it’s time for a new, far more inclusive — and decolonized economic system. Could Indigenomics be it?
Carol Anne Hilton’s new book might introduce you to a new concept, or at the very least a new word: Indigenomics.
What is Indigenomics? A way of looking at Indigenous economies that does not view them as less developed than colonial economies. It’s also a way of looking at Indigenous economic systems as an alternative to the mainstream economic system that, depending on who you ask, has failed communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic — and since settlers arrived.
The founder of the Indigenomics Institute, Hilton’s new book advocates for “igniting the $100 billion Indigenous economy” by increasing “the visibility, role, and responsibility of the emerging modern Indigenous economy and the people involved.”
Future of Good’s publisher Vinod Rajasekaran sat down with Hilton to learn more about how Indigenomics can reshape a radically
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