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Indigenous Pathways to a Regenerative Future

Alexis Bunten July 13, 2022

Indigenous Peoples already do “green jobs,” integrate cultural values into business activities, and protect 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity. In order to transform our economies through Indigenous-led solutions, we need to uplift movements and stories inspired by Indigenous resistance to colonial-capitalism. To do this, we must change the culture of “impact investing,” which still largely circulates in privileged circles. In this debate, Indigenous economics thought leaders will reflect on the tensions and commonalities between several alternatives to colonial-capitalism and how Indigenous-led strategies can offer us a variety of pathways toward an equitable and regenerative future.



Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital


Indigenous economics

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Introduce participants to a diversity of Indigenous economics frameworks to inform new cultures of impact investing.


  • Academia

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)


  • NameAlexis Bunten (Unangan/Yupik)
  • TitleSenior Advisor
  • OrganizationJumpScale
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameSikowis (Plains Cree/Saulteaux)
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationGreat Plains Action Society
  • StatusInvited
  • NameNike Estes (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe)
  • TitleProfessor
  • OrganizationUniversity of New Mexico
  • StatusInvited
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