Calvin Helin


By Calvin Helin


Moving Indigenous Nations from Poverty to Power

In Rise! Moving Indigenous Nations from Poverty to Power, the scion of a hereditary chief produces a daring, absorbing, and compelling history of Indigenous populations and their overlooked gifts to the world. Their rich, fascinating, and sophisticated cultures were ignored while their histories were skewed by outsiders interested primarily in gold, glory, and God. 

However, far beyond a sermon on past injustices, an impassioned and insightful agenda for action is provided.  The message from Rise is simple: there are real solutions to Indigenous poverty. With the right knowledge those long-oppressed nations can take back lost power—reclaiming their rightful place in our world history and its future.


Calvin Helin

CALVIN HELIN is a bestselling multi-award winning author, international speaker, entrepreneur, retired lawyer, and activist for self-reliance. It’s an unlikely success story, from someone with an impoverished childhood, growing up in a remote Native American village.

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Mr. Helin represents part of an emergent wave of aboriginal thinkers and leaders who have begun publicly rejecting the status quo, wherein bands have been conditioned to seek sustenance from without — Ottawa — rather than from within, and instead calls for a reawakening of ancient aboriginal ideals of self-sufficiency.

– The Frontier Centre for Public Policy

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