Business schools seek to address Indigenous knowledge gap 

March 25, 2020

While Indigenous issues and their impact on the business world are of increasing interest to business schools across the country, writes Dene Moore, institutions are facing delivery challenges. The article highlights schools such as Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, which offers an executive MBA in Indigenous business leadership, and Dalhousie University's Rowe School of Business, which includes Indigenous relations in the school's ethics, leadership, and management courses. However, SFU Beedie Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Andrew Gemino notes that there is a significant lack of people and resources crucial to the successful creation and delivery of such programs. Indigenous Corporate Training President Bob Joseph says he believes not just business schools, but all graduate and undergraduate educations should include a mandatory Indigenous curriculum. “Mining. Forestry. Political science. Health care. It’s hard to think of something that isn’t impacted by Indigenous relations,” he explains. “And I have seen people with a little bit of knowledge and ideas make unbelievable inroads.”  Globe and Mail  (National)