The Indigenomics Institute announces new partnership with TELUS to advance the $100 billion Indigenous Economy



COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, B.C.) April 25, 2023 – The Indigenomics Institute is pleased today to announce a new partnership with TELUS to advance economic reconciliation and innovation.

The Indigenomics Institute is an economic design platform that advises businesses, Indigenous communities and governments on ways to bring focus to the Indigenous economy in Canada towards $100 billion.

The Indigenomics Institute welcomes TELUS as a multi-year Platinum Sponsor for Indigenomics events which focus on Indigenous economic growth and design nationally and regionally. Through this multi-year agreement, the organizations are working towards collectively bringing visibility to Indigenous economic strength and reconciliation across the country.  

“This partnership demonstrates the kind of commitment we need from the business community to put Indigenous economic reconciliation in action,” said Carol Anne Hilton, CEO and founder of the Indigenomics Institute. “Indigenous economic growth is good for everyone. It is these kinds of solutions-based collaborations that will help address systemic economic barriers.”

In 2019, the Indigenomics Institute identified that a $100 billion Indigenous economy is not only possible but essential for Canada’s economic future. The Institute hosts a series of annual events bringing together government and diverse sectors to spark Indigenous economic innovations that span capital, equity, entrepreneurship, clean energy, procurement, technology and infrastructure. 

“The Indigenomics Institute is doing incredible work to drive Indigenous economic participation and long-term prosperity in Canada, and TELUS is proud to support their vision for sustainable development,” said Shazia Zeb Sobani, TELUS Vice-president of Customer Network Planning. “Through this partnership, we are advancing economic reconciliation and helping to create a future where Indigenous communities are connected and supported in the ways they want to be.”

In 2021, TELUS became the first technology company in Canada to develop and launch a public Indigenous reconciliation action plan. To learn more about TELUS’s long-standing commitment to reconciliation and strengthening relationships with Indigenous Peoples, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, visit 

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About the Indigenomics Institute

The Indigenomics Institute is an Indigenous economic design platform facilitating Indigenous economic leadership, knowledge development and creating generational value shaped by an Indigenous worldview. Indigenomics is the modern collective response to the historical and current devaluing of Indigenous economies and knowledge systems.


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