Written by Sxwpilemaát Siyám (Chief Leanne Joe, Squamish Nation) and Lily Raphael
Drawing on Indigenous worldviews about wealth and sustainability, along with the wisdom and lived experiences of Indigenous thought leaders and practitioners in the economic sector in BC, Step into the River: A Framework for Economic Reconciliation explores ways in which economic reconciliation can be a catalyst for transforming our economic system.
The extent to which economic reconciliation can be transformative depends on whether we ourselves are willing to transform. For our economy to shift, we need to rethink what we value, how we relate to one another and how we make decisions. This Framework offers a set of values, fundamental practices and ideas for action to create an impact and embrace transformation. We invite you to step into the river and be a part of this journey.