BCCA Indigenous Business Outreach Coordinator
Terrius Harris (He/Him) is an Afro-Indigenous, LatinX aspiring humanitarian who has dedicated his life to leveraging global and domestic systems and frameworks to alleviate the disparities in international indigenous communities. He obtained a Master’s of Legal Studies in Indigenous People’s Law from the University of Oklahoma and three bachelor’s degrees in International Business, French, and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Mississippi.
In addition to this role, he serves as an Advisory Council Member for Teach for America’s Native Alliance, where he and other Native leaders work hand-in-hand with Native communities advocating for equitable K-12 education in Native nations across the United States. Prior to this, he served as a Legislative Policy Fellow for the U.S. Senator of Hawaii, Brian Schatz, where he focused on Education, Indian, and Climate Crisis issues. Before that, he had the privilege of serving as an IB Mathematics teacher at James Campbell High School in Ewa Beach, HI, where he taught Geometry and Algebra II through an ethnomathematics lens drawing connections between mathematics and ethnic background.
Terrius has served in many Indigenous communities worldwide, ranging from many Indigenous nations and tribes in North America, Tanzania, the Pacific Islands, and the Philippines. Consequently, while serving as the Indigenous Business Outreach Coordinator, he hopes to further build partnerships between Indigenous communities and BCCA to best uphold our commitment and support the growth of Indigenous-led businesses and communities.