Carol Anne Hilton has led the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics, growing it from a single hashtag to an entire movement that focuses on the rebuilding and strengthening of Indigenous economies. Her work fundamentally calls for a new model of development, one that advances Indigenous self-determination, collective well-being, and reconciliation.
Carol is a Hesquiaht woman of Nuu-chah-nulth descent from the west coast of Vancouver Island and is from the house of Mam’aayutch, a chief’s house, a name which means “on the edge.” Carol is the first generation out of Canadian residential schools and fifth generation since the existence of the Indian Act, and she comes from over 10,000 years of the potlatch tradition of giving and demonstration of wealth and relationship. She is deeply connected to building a collective reality that centers Indigenous peoples in social and cultural well-being and economic empowerment today and is leading the evolution of Canada’s $100 billion Indigenous economy.
To learn more about Carol Anne Hilton or to purchase her book, please go to www.carolannehilton.com.