Carol Anne Hilton, founder of the Indigenomics Institute and an advisor to business, governments, and First Nations, wrote: Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table (New Society, 2020). 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.

From publicity about the book:

"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, multi-generational stewardship of resources, and care
for all. Coverage includes:

  • 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.


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.

Carol Anne Hilton lives in Victoria, BC.

Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table (New Society, 2020) $19.99 978-0-8657-194-0-8

[BCBW 2019]