Event

27

May 2021

The Rise of Indigenous Economics: Empowered by an emerging 100 billion dollar economy

11:45am-1:00pm | EST - Digital event,

[FREE DIGITAL EVENT]

In this Economic Club exclusive, we sit down with Carol Anne Hilton, Founder & CEO of The Indigenomics Institute to discuss her new book and gain a deeper understanding of economics through an Indigenous worldview and the prospective $100 billion-dollar Indigenous economy in Canada.

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TELUS is committed to being on a journey of Reconciliation. They believe that connectivity is intricately linked to positive economic, social, health, community, and governance outcomes; and the benefits of the digital economy increase for all Canadians when Indigenous communities are connected. This includes contributing to closing the socio-economic gap, enabling communities for long-term prosperity and success, and addressing crucial issues like access to technology and healthcare. In alignment with the Calls to Action, UNDRIP, and Calls for Justice, amplifying Indigenous voices is a key part of TELUS’ commitment and they are excited to co-sponsor this three-part series on Indigenous connectivity and reconciliation through a socio-economic lens.

The Rise of Indigenous Economics: Empowered by an emerging 100 billion dollar economy

Carol Anne Hilton

CEO and Founder
The Indigenomics Institute

Carol Anne Hilton

Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics. Carol Anne is a dynamic national Indigenous business leader, author, speaker and senior adviser with an international master’s degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England. Carol Anne is of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island.

Carol Anne has led the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics- growing from a single word to an entire movement which focuses on the re-building and strengthening of Indigenous economies. Carol Anne is the author of ‘Indigenomics- Taking A Seat at the Economic Table’ and is an adjunct professor at Royal Roads University School of Business.

Carol Anne served on the BC Emerging Economy the BC Indigenous Business and Investment Council and was the only Indigenous person appointed to the Canadian Economic Growth Council. Carol Anne currently serves as a Director on the McGill University Institute for the Study of Canada, the BC Digital Supercluster. Carol Anne’s work has been recognized with the 2020 BC Achievement Foundation’s Award of Distinction in Indigenous Business and a national Excellence in Aboriginal Relations Award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

Hillary Thatcher

Senior Director, Project Development, Indigenous Infrastructure
Canada Infrastructure Bank

Hillary Thatcher

Hillary Thatcher is Senior Director, Project Development, Indigenous Infrastructure. Hillary leads the CIB’s Indigenous relationships and opportunities to engage with Indigenous communities. She is part of the team offering advice and making investments consistent in CIB’s priority initiatives.
Previously Director General of Innovation and Services at Indigenous Services Canada, Hillary spent 15 years with the Ontario government in senior roles across Indigenous Affairs, Energy and Infrastructure, and Natural Resources. Hillary has a proven track record of building linkages among government, industry, and Indigenous interests.
Hillary is Métis and has been an active member of the urban Indigenous community of Toronto through her volunteer roles at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Red Sky Performance, and the Downie Wenjak Fund.
Hillary graduated from Concordia University in Montreal and the University of Victoria.

Ruby Waters

Métis/Slovakian Singer-Songwriter

Ruby Waters

Critically-acclaimed Métis/Slovakian singer-songwriter Ruby Waters, often praised for her unique, raspy voice, evoking the enduring talents of Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse, has quickly garnered attention as a fast-rising indie alternative artist over the past two years. Hailing from the small town of Shelburne, Ontario, and the child of two musician parents, Waters was immersed in the world of music from the day she was born. She mixes modern tempos and catchy guitar riffs with a decidedly unrefined approach to every song she makes, maintaining a signature raw energy. Her most recent EP, If It Comes Down To It (Oct. 2020), received worldwide acclaim, and features the single "Quantum Physics”, which amassed over 3 million streams in just 6 months, setting the bar for what's to be expected from the young, soulful artist. In the same year, Waters peaked at #5 on Canadian Alternative radio and Rock radio with the single “Supernatural”, all of which culminated in her being chosen as Spotify’s Radar Artist at the end of 2020. Waters was hand-picked by international best-selling artist City & Colour to open for their US tour with multiple sold-out dates in major US markets including New York and Los Angeles. She’s already captured the attention of Billboard, CBC, and NOW Magazine, and is celebrated for her music’s moody sounds and powerhouse vocals, coupled with her honest and unapologetic lyrics. Ruby Waters is strongly positioned for a fast ascension, with no signs of slowing down.

Shazia Zeb-Sobani

Vice President - Customer Network Implementation
TELUS

Shazia Zeb-Sobani

Shazia Zeb-Sobani is an accomplished multilingual senior executive with domestic and international experience in highly transformative, multi-stakeholder complex technology-driven projects. She is a results-oriented, people-centric, decisive leader with proven success in creating systemic change while spearheading operational excellence and driving efficiency and optimization of resources. She excels in dynamic, demanding environments that focus on capturing the synergies between doing well in business and doing good in our communities.
In Shazia’s 15 years with TELUS, she has held a variety of leadership roles across wireline and wireless businesses including churn management, pricing strategy, and management of wireline network assets. In the last seven years, she has played a key role in establishing project management and capital management models for PureFibre network build and copper turn down strategies.
In her current role as Vice President - Customer Network Implementation, she is focused on accelerating fast and high-quality broadband connectivity to boost community-based economic and social outcomes with an intention to minimize the digital divide. She is passionate to build a team and culture that fosters innovation, risk-taking, and perseverance.
Outside of work, Shazia shares her passion for coaching and mentoring at the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association and the University of Calgary where she is involved with regular adult learning programs, helping aspiring professionals make their dreams come true. She sits on the board of Women in Communication and Technology and is an advisor to TELUS Diversity & Inclusion council.
She lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband and 15-year-old son who always has interesting stories about robotics and video games to share with her.

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