Indigenizing Curriculum: Beedie School of Business

The eagle flies the highest in the sky, and in a coast salish story people would seek guidance from the eagle to gain knowledge of faraway places. This representational eagle wing relief was created to bring the knowledge to students as they seek guidance in their studies. -- Marissa Nahanee

The Indigenous Business Resources guide created by Business Librarians Mark Bodnar and Moninder Lalli includes information and resources on finding community and Nation information, books, articles, and association and industry organizations. Check out the BUEC Buzz blog tag “business and Indigenous communities” for information on new resources and topics.

Feed the people and you will never go hungry: Illuminating Coast Salish economy of affection Dr. Dara Kelly, Leq'á:mel First Nation (2017, University of Auckland PhD dissertation).
"This thesis explores the nature of Coast Salish economy of affection through related concepts of wealth, freedom and unfreedom in Canada with the prospect that a better understanding of these concepts will enhance contemporary and future approaches to economic development that emerge out of Coast Salish values."

Indigenomics: Taking a seat at the economic table Carol Hilton, Hesquiaht (2021).
"Indigenomics lays out the tenets of the emerging Indigenous economy, built around relationships, multigenerational stewardship of resources, and care for all." New Society Publishers

Indigenous business in Canada : principles and practices Keith G Brown, Janice Esther Tulk, Mary Beth Doucette (Membertou) (2016). 
"Indigenous Business in Canada addresses contemporary concerns and issues in the doing of Aboriginal business in Canada, reveals some of the challenges and diverse approaches to business in indigenous contexts from coast to coast to coast, and demonstrates the direct impact that history and policy, past and present, have on business and business education." Cape Breton University Press

Indigenous relations : insights, tips & suggestions to make reconciliation a reality Bob Joseph, Gwawaenuk Nation, and Cynthia Joseph (2018).
This book "offers practical tools that will help you respectfully avoid missteps in your business interactions and personal relationships with Indigenous Peoples." Topics covered include: 
Aboriginal Rights and Title, and the treaty process; the difference between hereditary and elected leadership, and why it matters; Indigenous worldviews and cultural traditions; the truth behind common myths and stereotypes perpetuated about Indigenous Peoples since Confederation.

Indigenous Spiritualities at Work: Transforming the Spirit of Enterprise Chellie Spiller (hapū Matawhaiti Iwitea, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa) and Rachel Wolfgramm (Te Aupouri, Ngai Takoto, Te Whakatohea, Tongan, German, English, Scottish and Irish), eds. (2015).
"A key focus of this book is how Indigenous spiritual approaches revitalize identities and relationships within the workplace. However, the notion of workplace is not narrow, as it includes communities of engagement and practice in ecologies of creativity and enterprise in the broadest sense."

New frontiers in the internationalization of businesses : Empirical evidence from indigenous businesses in Canada Fernando Angulo-Ruiz (2020). 
"This book examines how entrepreneur’s identity and cultural values, network ties, motivations, and resources and capabilities facilitate or hinder the internationalization of Indigenous businesses. This book also investigates the economic and non-economic outcomes of internationalization." Routledge

Working effectively with Indigenous peoples Bob Joseph, Gwawaenuk Nation, and Cynthia Joseph (2017).
This book contains "our trademarked RESPECT training model, and suggestions on what one should do and what one should avoid doing when communicating and working with Indigenous Peoples." Indigenous Relations Academy