JP Gladu
This week on WONK, JP Gladu talks about the reemergence of his community and how he bridges both worlds — industry and Indigenous advocacy.

This week on WONK, host Edward Greenspon talks to JP Gladu.

Gladu is one of Canada’s visionary leaders in the national dialogue around Indigenous ownership in the economy. He has decades of experience bringing Indigenous communities together with industry and governments in pursuit of their economic sovereignty. For eight years he was president and CEO of the influential Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. He now sits on the board of Calgary-based Suncor Energy. And he leads Mokwateh, a bridge-building consultancy. Gladu joins host Edward Greenspon to talk about the rise of Indigenous business, getting the government to say ‘yes’, and overcoming fear and ignorance of Indigenous ownership.

He’s also a 2024 Testimonial Dinner Award Honouree.

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