Indigenomics is a phrase coined by Carol Anne Hilton. Transformation exclusively offers Indigenomics.
Indigenomics is about understanding indigenous ways of being and worldview. Indigenomics draws on ancient principles that have supported indigenous economies for thousands of years, and works to implement them as modern practices. Indigenomics welcomes you to an Indigenous worldview. 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 of the threshold of the indigenous relationship and modern economics. Indigenomicsis about honoring the powerful thinking of Indigenous wisdom of local economy, relationship and human values in the modern context.
Indigenomics is about:
- a platform for local changemakers to explore indigenous economic development and economies
- understanding and exploring the Indigenous ways of being
- contrasts with modern economics
- traditional systems while outlining characteristics of emerging ecological business models
Tension 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.
Through Indigenomics- participants understand:
- The current socio-economic state of First Nations, including statehood and governance
- Building local relationships with First Nations to support indigenous economies and/or
- Applying indigenous economic principles to achieve sustainable, effective, and inclusive local economic development
- First Nations world view and approach to economic development, including key components of a First Nations economy
- The relevance to local economic development, including the role of government and corporations
- The complexity of Aboriginal economic development decision making
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