Finding their share of the market

Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you to the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention; what one movie or television show has caught your eye; and what album/song, podcast or radio show are you lending an ear to.

Frankie Young is a Western Law professor.

Today, she takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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Indigenous Economic Progress Report 2019 by the National Indigenous Economic Development Board.

I am going through a bit of an obsessive phase of reading and listening to anything that relates to finding ways to increase the Indigenous economy both on and off reserves in Canada. Indigenous entrepreneurs bring unique perspectives and creative talent and products to the Canadian economy. My life’s work involves exploring ways we can increase the Indigenous market share so that it becomes the norm to see thriving Indigenous businesses and investors in the Canadian market economy.


Tidelands. Australian series on Netflix. Since living in Sydney I’ve enjoyed watching Australian shows. This show is about family secrets and how one woman seeks to bring generations-long secrets to light. While the betrayal in this series is painful to watch, I really admire the tenacity of Cal McTeer. She reminds me a little of myself.


The Economics of Well Being. Numerous episodes, great podcast. One episode, in particular, stands out. Carol Anne Hilton: Indigenomics and Canada’s $100 Billion Indigenous Economy. It is fascinating to me that, in spite of the treacherous history of Indigenous peoples in this country, we have numerous Indigenous communities working hard to create better economic outcomes for their people.

Why do we not hear more about this in the mainstream media? Keep an eye out for some lofty achievements for increased Indigenous market share in the Canadian economy.

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