DISE graduate student, Wahiakatste (Wahi) Diome-Deer, (M.A. Educational Leadership) is partnering with Associate Professor Dr. Karl Moore (Desautels Faculty of Management) to write an insightful new column for The Globe and Mail: Indigenous Leaders.
Canada has a long history of dispossession, oppression and discrimination of Indigenous peoples. The future, however, is filled with hope. The Indigenous population is the fastest growing demographic in Canada; its youth are catalyzing change from coast to coast to coast. Indigenous knowledge and teachings are guiding innovative approaches to environmental protection and holistic wellness worldwide. Indigenous scholars are among those leading the way in exciting new research in science, business and beyond. There is no better or more urgent time to understand and celebrate the importance of Indigenous insight, culture and perspective.
Often coverage of Indigenous peoples often fails to capture their brilliance, diversity and strength. In this weekly interview series, Diome-Deer and Moore will engage Indigenous leaders in thoughtful conversation and showcase their stories, strategies, challenges and achievements. Read the inaugural column, Pause, think, listen: National Bank Financial’s Sean St. John on using Indigenous approaches to leadership
Read the full article here: TheGlobeandMail.com/pause-think-listen-connecting-with-the-collective