The Indigenous population in Canada represents a huge underutilized labour force. They are the fastest-growing demographic in the country, with an average age that is almost a decade younger and a growth rate four times higher than the non-Indigenous population. Why then is Indigenous inclusion in the workplace overlooked by so many organizations? \u201cThere is a great disconnect in this country between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people,\u201d says Kelly J. Lendsay, President and CEO of Indigenous Works, a national social enterprise founded in 1998 with the mandate to improve the inclusion and engagement of Indigenous people in the Canadian economy. Lendsay explains that, historically, Indigenous people have been excluded in Canada: socially, economically, politically and educationally. He says that understanding this history of exclusion is the first place that organizations who want to embrace Indigenous engagement need to start.