The “well-being index” has been a bumpy ride for Indigenous peoples, since the decision on what and how to measure has led to misleading results and poor policy. Ethan Guthro outlines the challenges, and possibilities for indigenizing the metric.
Ethan Guthro is a 3rd year law student at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, and is a member of the Métis Nation–Saskatchewan. Ethan currently serves in executive roles with the Osgoode Indigenous Students’ Association, the Indigenous Bar Association, and the National Indigenous Law Students Association. He also worked on the Cash Back Red Paper as a Research Assistant. Post-graduation, he intends to pursue a legal career with a focus on Indigenous economies and economic reconciliation.