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Director of the Indigenous Business Programs, Beedie School of Business (SFU)
Alexia (Lexi) is the Director of the Indigenous Business Programs at the Beedie School of Business, at Simon Fraser University. Alexia joins the school from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, where she was Associate Director, Indigenous leadership and management, and Cultural Leadership Co-lead faculty. Her prior roles include: Indigenous community projects lead, and personal learning advisor at the Banff Centre; cultural centre coordinator with the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation, where she raised funds to build a new cultural centre; and special assistant to the premier of the Yukon Government.
Lexi is passionate about systems change and design thinking from the teachings learned through an Indigenous worldview. During her time at the Banff Centre, Lexi led the institution’s Truth and Reconciliation Framework. In 2016, she curated a regional Truth and Reconciliation Summit asking the question of what would it look like if we could inspire a community to advance the action of Truth and Reconciliation in their lives, organizations and communities. From that summit she co-edited the Truth and Reconciliation Summit report which provided a human centered approach to advancing Truth and Reconciliation. This report was then utilized to design Banff Centre’s Truth and Reconciliation through Right Relations program.
Lexi received her Bachelor of Arts in Canadian Studies from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and completed her MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business.