Startup Canada Podcast Ep.150: The power of storytelling in Indigenous communities

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How do you instill values, culture, and knowledge into a community? Usually, it’s through telling and sharing stories…unless they are taken away.

Paul Chaput decided to forge research and film to advocate for the advancement of Indigenous communities through his film Planting Seeds, Feeding Communities.

“The title is a metaphor because a lot of Indigenous People have lost their stories, they’ve been taken from us.”

Chaput is a Métis artist and entrepreneur, completing his doctorate from Queens University in Human Geography, Chaput directed and produced his film and has brought an incredibly bright light to the Indigenous educators who for decades, and drove the creation and implementation of Native Studies curriculum in Ontario schools.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Chaput about his experiences as an entrepreneur and how his film has impacted Indigenous people and their communities.

The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, award-winning entrepreneur host Rivers Corbett speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global. Join Rivers Corbett for new episodes every Tuesday airing at 10 AM ET for lessons, trends, and opportunities in entrepreneurship from Vancouver to Fredericton; and Israel to Peru.

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