Mákook pi Sélim: Indigenous stories, trends, issues and successes in businessPublished by Mark Bodnar
Just in time for National Indigenous Peoples Day (which I'm sure is not a coincidence), Business in Vancouver has published its 5th semi-annual issue of Mákook pi Sélim. "[E]ntirely written by Indigenous journalists, writers and columnists," Mákook pi Sélim "is a dedicated space to highlight Indigenous stories, trends, issues and successes in business."
The new issue includes an article on DRIPA and mining in BC, as well as one on a transition to clean energy in remote Indigenous communities — both topics that I know are relevant to Beedie assignments this summer. It also includes a short lesson in Chinook Jargon (and history) via an explanation of the phrase "Halo Jawbone."
I've added a link to this new issue (and all 4 previous Mákook pi Sélim issues) in the SFU Library's guide to Indigenous Business Resources. If your project requires an understanding of Indigenous business, communities, and economic development, esp. in a BC context, start with our research guide — more than 1000 of your colleagues have used it since it launched in June 2020!
Speaking of the resource guide... it also mentions a newly published ebook edition of 21 things you may not know about the Indian Act : helping Canadians make reconciliation with Indigenous peoples a reality.
"21 things..." is an indispensable book by Bob Joseph, a member of the Gwawaenuk Tribe. It started out as a short blog post, but the topic proved so popular that Bob expanded it into a national bestseller. The 134-page book version is longer than the original post, but it's still a quick read... and what better day to dive in than National Indigenous Peoples Day!
Change starts with understanding the past.
As always, just send me an email if you have any questions at all...
P.S.: (22 June): If you like the resources above, you may also like this new data released just yesterday by Statistics Canada:
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