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Sprott School of Business,

International Business,

Carleton University


Excited to teach in the Sprott School of Business MBA program. This is a really great program and I am happy to share any information.

We also have launched the online MBA! It has been a great success.

I am continuing my work helping businesses create strategic plans after the pandemic. It has been hard on many businesses as they have been in reactive mode for years... it is nice to get back to proactive planning!

Proud of the work being done in health delivery in the Interior BC. It was an idea we had years ago to create a unified voice for First Nations. I'm proud to say that is now a reality.

Proud member of the Word WarriorsProud member of the Word WarriorsPublications

  1. Questions Directors Should Ask About Business Continuity and Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic, International Journal of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, (accepted for publication), 2020.
  2. Localization of Brand: Agritourism in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Northern Italy, Journal of International Development (Review Process), 2020.
  3. Beyond Dependency Economic Development and First Nations in Canada, Sage Open, 2019.
  4. Book Chapters in "Canada and the Challenges of International Development and Globalization"Chapter on "Historical Developmental Colonialism", Chapter on "Indigenous Peoples and Western Development: A New Perspective", 2017.
  5. The Role of Values in Ethical Decision Making for Leaders, Journal of Aboriginal Management, 2016.
  6. "Corporate Social Responsibility and Partnership Development with First Nations" in Journal of Aboriginal Management, 2015.
  7. "A Long Shadow Looms: Opportunity Through Economic Development and Education for Indigenous People in Canada", in BURIC, Botho University Press, 2014.“Board Governance: An Aboriginal Perspective”, Canadian Board Diversity Council, Spring, 2013.
  8. "Dispute Resolution the Anthropologist in the Middle" in Cultural Anthropology, 4th Edition with Liam Kilmurray, William Haviland, Shirley Fedorak, Richard Lee and Gary Crawford, Nelson Publishing, 2013.
  9. "A Tale of Two First Nation: Traditional Knowledge in Today's Business World" in Cultural Anthropology, 4th Edition with Liam Kilmurray, William Haviland, Shirley Fedorak, Richard Lee and Gary Crawford, Nelson Publishing, 2013.
  10. "Economic Development: The Role of Good Governance"Aboriginal Resources and Economic Development Forum, Insight Publishing, June 2012.
  11. “Traditional Knowledge in the Boardroom a Quest for a New Model of Aboriginal Corporate Governance”, JAM: The Journal of Aboriginal Management, Sept 2010 - Volume 8.
  12. “Pandemic influenza planning. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Emerging Infections Network, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, Oct 2009, 15 (7): 368-372.
  13. “From Vision to Venture: The Story of Five Successful Aboriginal Businesses”, The Conference Board of Canada, 2008.
  14. “The Value of Aboriginal Cultural Industries”, Heritage Canada, 2008.
  15. “Through the Eyes of the Board; Governance, Enterprise Risk Management and Performance”, The Conference Board of Canada, 2007.
  16. Creating Economic Development Through Governance Structures in Aboriginal Businesses”, Conference Board of Canada and INAC, 2006.
  17. Me Change, No Way, Managing Resistance to Change in Workplace Accommodation Projects, 2003 Journal of Facilities Management, Vol: 1 #4.




Publications Rethinking Economic Strategies for First Nations in Canada: Incorporating Traditional Knowledge into Governance Practices, PhD Thesis, Carleton. 2016.

It's Not About Bricks and Mortar, It's About the People: An Anthropologist Perspective in the Corporate World.” MA Thesis, Carleton University, Dept. Sociology and Anthropology.