Carol Anne Hilton
First Nation’s #Indigenomics Inspirator
Carol Anne is a recognized leading First Nation’s business entrepreneur with an international Masters Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England. Carol Anne is from the Nuu chah nulth Nation on Vancouver Island.
Carol Anne was recently appointed as a senior advisor to the Federal Finance Minister on the Canadian Economic Growth Council. Carol Anne currently serves on the Canadian Community Economic Development Network Board and has recently been appointed to the McGill University Institute of Canadian Studies. Carol Anne has served as Director on the Vancouver Island Investment Fund, the World Fisheries Trust, the Victoria Community Micro Lending Society, Community Social Planning Council, the First Nations Health Authority and served for 9 years on Council of Hesquiaht First Nation.
Carol Anne works to incorporate an Aboriginal worldview while bringing First Nations, industry and government together to design new approaches for sustainable, inclusive development. Carol Anne brings project management experience across industries in resource management, governance, and regional development. Her work and life is a testament to what it means to be the first generation out of residential school- a school that systematically removed indigenous people from their identities, lands and rights in the name of development and economy. It is this development of economy today and their modern reality as indigenous peoples that she build from.
Carol Anne Hilton is currently authoring ‘Indigenomics – a Global Power Shift’ and has been an instructor at Camosun Business School Leadership Program as well as at Simon Fraser University’s Community Economic Development Program, the University of Winnipeg’s Masters in Community Planning Program and most recently with the Banff Center’s Indigenous Business Program where she is also currently a Fleck Fellow.
Carol Anne is the CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute- a powerful platform for strengthening and building Indigenous economies. It offers insight into possibilities in First Nation business models and economic reconciliation. Carol Anne is also currently the CEO of Transformation International. Transformation is a unique Indigenous Social and Economic Development Management firm that focuses on uniting business and culture. Transformation focuses on excellence, achievement and success for communities, organizations, governments and businesses.